Posted 3 years ago on Aug. 31, 2012, 10:50 a.m. EST by SparkyJP
from Westminster, MD
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I don't know if you caught it, but Alan Grayson just make a post on this form, promising to carry OWS's word to the Democratic Convention next week; so if you want to be heard, here's you chance to tell the D's (or at least the progressives in the house) what you think.
His Post: http://occupywallst.org/forum/from-alan/
Understand that I have no way of 'knowing' if this is a legitimate post from Alan Grayson, but it sure "sounds" like his words. It was written by ericweiss
Whenever tens of thousands of members of either party get together, there is a real risk that you'll see nothing but binge drinking, hooking up, and - worst of all - self-congratulations.
We can't let that happen this year. Too much is at stake. I'm going to go to the Democratic Convention next week. I will do my best to see to it that the focus is on solving the problems of America, and the problems of Americans in need. And I won't be alone.
The Progressive Democrats of America have organized a program next Tuesday called "Progressive Central." I'm on the program. So are progressive Reps. Conyers, Ellison, Grijalva and McGovern, and former Gov. Michael Dukakis. We are what author Jim Hightower likes to call "aggressive progressives." Our goal is simple: to get our leaders, our party and the media to concentrate on what's important.
What's important? Addressing the gross inequality that leads to more than 20 million Americans who can't find full-time work, 50 million who can't see a doctor when they are sick, and more than 45 million who need Government assistance to feed themselves. Taking giant strides, not baby steps, toward justice, equality and peace.
Certain quarters of the Democratic Party have become fearful about adopting anything resembling a platform. Call it "policyphobia." That's wrong. The surest way to win an election is to explain to the voters how you can improve their lives, and convince them that you will actually do it if you win.
We will be your voice at the Democratic Convention.