Posted 5 years ago on May 1, 2012, 8 a.m. EST by vrum
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Let's turn this fight for justice & fairness into an election year platform!! If we can speak with a clear voice and a voting block to back it up, government will represent our voice.
I favor building consensus for solutions that can EASILY gain cross-partisan support by setting up a LIVE FORUM at Occupy locations for an ongoing dialog and then voting on:
Which SOLUTIONS we should we rally round for the November Elections?
The idea is to set up a space that is dedicated to discerning the BEST SOLUTIONS. The result would be a People's Platform and Pledge for candidates this November.
The solutions could be for each level of gov't: City, state, and federal. Candidates that want the People's Platform vote would have to sign the pledge.
The live forum sets the frame for a mirror project online to discuss, cull the best solutions for top issues, refining every day until one or a few top winners emerge. A parallel online platform would enable different Occupy Teams to share ideas and ultimately be part of a final voting process.
Invite people online (ie not in a town with an enduring Occupy movement) to make viral videos that share the message in various ways that connect with different constituencies (grannys vs. kids)
Extra 'stars' if the solution:
- Promotes fairness,
- Cross-partisan 'tea occuparty',
- Low cost,
- Moms, kids and old people understand and agree,
- Working examples,
- What else?
We can start here: Which solutions should we focus on?