Wow! I wish I could be a fly on the wall at that general assembly. You can't get a few dozen DUers or a couple hundred OWSers to agree on anything. They each bring their partisan demands. Now they are going to bring 870 people together and think that not only will they get something done that not only congress but the rest of the US will agree to and won't pressure congress to reject.Skip_In_Boulder (1000+ posts) Tue Oct-18-11 11:58 PM
Occupy Wall Street Come Up With List Of Demands
The movement seems to be coming together and is beginning to get some structure and there is a “99 Percent Declaration” (h/t Global Grind). There will be a General Assembly meeting in Philadelphia on July 4, 2012.
They plan to elect delegates by direct vote, one male and one female per each of the 435 Congressional Districts. The office would be open to any United States citizen over the age of 18. The 870 delegates would then compose a petition of grievances that would be non-partisan.
The posted “demands” are only a working list of “suggestions,” however. Number one and two are a ban on private contributions to politicians seeking or holding federal office and instead public financing for campaigns, and a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court.
The list then goes on to suggest single-payer national health care, immediate passage of the DREAM Act, a jobs plan, a deficit reduction plan and recalling military personnel at all non-essential bases.
Oh and did you get that they are only "suggestions"?
Luminous Animal (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-19-11 12:00 AM
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1. This does not come from OWS. I know you didn't intend to, but you are spreading
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...Skip_In_Boulder (1000+ posts) Wed Oct-19-11 12:02 AM
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4. Hey, I sourced where it came from
I trust people here can decide for themselves it's worth without your dictatorial guidance.OOppps.........they can't even decide who has the authority to speak for OWS. Hahahaha.Luminous Animal (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Oct-19-11 12:05 AM
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5. And it did not come from the NYC General Assembly and it did not come from a working
Edited on Wed Oct-19-11 12:06 AM by Luminous Animal
group of the General Assembly.
They claim that they are a working group but they are not on the NYCGA working group list.
This is where it came from with ZERO evidence of any kind of legitimacy.