The First People’s Convention in New Orleans

This is what democracy looks like in 2012.

Join us at 1pm to 5pm-Saturday. October 27, 2012.

First Unitarian Universalist Church: 5212 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans

The First People’s Convention in New Orleans is where the 99%, not the 1%, sets the political agenda. We the people, as opposed to we the rich, have needs and interests that are in fundamental conflict with the 1%. We need, for example, low and moderate income housing, the right to organize ourselves into unions, living wage jobs, public education, an end to imperialist war, and an end to the rampant discrimination against and brutalization of minorities and those who dissent from the current, corporate political structure.

Why a People’s Convention?

Because the 99% cannot leave the creation of our political process to the 1%.

Because the Budget Control Act of 2011, passed by the standing U.S. Congress and signed into law by the current President, guarantees that draconian cuts in federal funding for public services that we need and regressive tax increases that we don’t need will be the focus of Congressional activity during the weeks and months following, and we must defeat this.

Because it is up to the people to create the political platform and process of a truly democratic government.

What should the People’s Agenda include?
Here are a few ideas to consider:

End the Wars. Bring the Troops Home. Demilitarize the U.S. economy.
Close Guantanamo.
Dismantle the prison industrial complex.
A public works program open to all that pays a living wage.
Debt-free public university education.
Democracy not oligarchy.
The Right to safe and decent housing.
End Discrimination. Equality for All.
Selection for elections by the 99% rather than selection for elections by the 1%.
Environmental justice rather than pillage of the environment.
A sane farm and food policy that insures adequate access to freshly grown foods for all.
Public schools, adequately funded, open for all.
Protect and Strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

We need your thoughts and ideas to craft a Platform that truly represents the 99%.
Help Decide the People’s Agenda. We hold no affiliation with any political party, politician or candidate.

See you there! We’re on facebook under the First People’s Convention in New Orleans. For more information contact 504-377-5449 or 504-587-0080 yocandra42@hotmail.com

More info: http://onola.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/a-peoples-convention-in-new-orleans-october-27-1pm/

Submitted by: First People’s Convention of New Orleans Organizing Committee

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