Labor Community Assembly - 26 Jan 2012

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A Budget For the Rest of Us


  • Date: Thursday, Jan 26
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Location: Oregon Fair Trade Campaign Office - 310 SW 4th Ave., Suite 436
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Occupy Portland’s Labor Solidarity Committee invites everyone to help plan and organize a Community Assembly to create a people’s budget. We will create a platform where working people can craft a budget and spending proposal addressing the primary concerns we all share.

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A budget prioritizes how money is spent in any economy. Regardless of whether a budget governs the expenditures of a household or whether it governs business, or government, it must meet the needs of all who rely on it. A budget that only serves the 1% at the expense of the 99% fails entirely.

This is where you come in. We invite you to bring your ideas to shape a “people’s budget.” Working together, we can overcome existing budgetary shortfalls, and provide the appropriate revenue necessary to support services that remain neglected or unfunded.

We will create an “action plan” aimed at achieving our budget demands. This will launch an ongoing campaign focused on achieving our aims. To mark the formal launch of our campaign, we’ll undertake a symbolic action, such as marching to City Hall to present our demands. To ensure we do not lose focus or momentum, we will mark the path to achieving our goals with clear mileposts. Our goal is to proceed with our first Community Assembly on April 7th, 2012 at First Unitarian Church.

Right now more and more of your friends, neighbors co-workers and family members are willing to stand up and be heard. Won’t you join us?