National Activist Group Goes to Work in Cleveland

Midwest Power Shift: Like tailgating, but with coffee.
  • Midwest Power Shift: Like tailgating, but with coffee.

Midwest Power Shift, a branch of the four-year-old national Power Shift movement, held its first conference last weekend at Cleveland State University, attracting around 400 college students from campuses across the Midwest and as far away as Virginia. The group, which is focused on environmental issues, joined Occupy Cleveland on Public Square Friday night, then spent Saturday and Sunday morning listening to speakers, participating in discussions, and planning future actions, before massing for a march and rally at the Free Stamp in Willard Park on Sunday afternoon.

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