Forum Post: Come to the NYC General Assembly on 10-15-12 to start voting on a plan to elect a National General Assembly
Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 12, 2011, 8:24 a.m. EST by ms3000
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It is time to start the process of organizing and legitimizing this movement. This plan will include everyone but it needs to start somewhere and we propose OWS NYC on 10-15-12.
That is why the election of delegates and holding of a national general assembly or convention on July 4, 2012 must be organized. No calls for violence. No calls for the violent overthrow of the government.
For this to work, it must be a peaceful, legal, non-violent demand for change of the government by organizing and legitimizing our movement. Once organized and the delegates have been elected by direct ballot in all 435 districts. they must demand that our elected leaders take action. If they do not take action within one year of the demand, we will demand their mass resignations and that new elections be held so we can take back our democracy from the corporations and those who BUY power and influence with MONEY. Yes this includes unions and lobbyists.
The Citizens United case must be reversed and ALL private money must be BANNED from politics and deemed bribery. Elections must be publicly funded so that everyone has a chance to run for office and the success of an election is based upon the merit of the candidate not how much corporate money he or she has!
Please read our SAMPE declaration and petition of grievances here: https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/
Please read our PROPOSED action plan, ten steps to non-violent revolution, which we are going to start implementing on 10-15-12 at the General Assembly in NY, here: https://sites.google.com/site/the99percentdeclaration/home/the-steps-to-non-violent-revolution
We are not trying to tell people to do anything, these are merely suggestions for a plan of action.
We are the 99% and we will take back the republican democracy promised to us and our children by our forefathers.