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== Organizing Agenda ==
 
== Organizing Agenda ==
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; Moving beyond the [http://books.google.com/books?id=CzXh8UOEQscC&lpg=PA214&ots=bTUHiwMUqA&dq=liberty%20league%20%22Wall%20Street%20model%20of%20human%20liberty%22&pg=PA214#v=onepage&q=liberty%20league%20%22Wall%20Street%20model%20of%20human%20liberty%22&f=false “Wall Street model of human liberty.”]
 
The ever expanding burdens thrown onto the backs of working people are not only unreasonable, oppressive and unfair, these burdens have grown too big for working people to shoulder. In response, [[Occupy Portland]]'s [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee|Labor Outreach Committee]] has launched a [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee|Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee]] tasked with organizing, planning and facilitating the democratic development of a peoples’ budget centered on democratically addressing the primary economic interests of ordinary working people.
 
The ever expanding burdens thrown onto the backs of working people are not only unreasonable, oppressive and unfair, these burdens have grown too big for working people to shoulder. In response, [[Occupy Portland]]'s [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee|Labor Outreach Committee]] has launched a [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee|Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee]] tasked with organizing, planning and facilitating the democratic development of a peoples’ budget centered on democratically addressing the primary economic interests of ordinary working people.
  
=== Initial Questions ===
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== Upcoming Events ==
# Why do we need a Peoples’ Assembly?
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# What would a Peoples’ Assembly look like and do?
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# Who are we going to approach as partners in building this?
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# What are our next steps towards putting this proposal together?
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== Links to Documents ==
 
== Links to Documents ==
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kCqPEYKr6vPnCKUYd5mhPQM6cEG0RKFQU6rjcQ4crDo/edit A Budget for the Rest of Us]
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; See our [[CA/Documents|documents]] page.
* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UiA9apRr3-UdpSxjIlONK8SQ36HMqPBqFBs-qgvVzCc/edit Resolution in Support of a Community Assembly to Create a “People’s Budget”]
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: (Short version.)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fb7siEFOA4WU24ijEPZRoBXHa313V-7qs1b17Qn3fcQ/edit Resolution in Support of a Community Assembly to Create a “People’s Budget”]
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: (Long version -- draft.)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YyEYxveTI04hIOPqkdQdiRg7GVOea6JoXYcN_cuZoxc/edit CA Outreach Update - Time Sensitive]
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: (Shorter, updated list.)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W8Dik6YzpFNx4ThZVKZFxc6C-1clzcc4bG-LFbz9IY8/edit CA outreach lists]
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: (Fuller list.)
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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w3QoGnPTFpePYL0-IOTfiv-f70gJ8Lsb780FoMgFTJY/edit Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee  - Combined Meeting Notes]
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== Join The Discussion! ==
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=== Contact Us ===
 
'''Group Homepage:''' http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly<br />
 
'''Group Homepage:''' http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly<br />
'''Group Email:''' peoples-assembly -AT- googlegroups -DOT- com
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'''Group Email:''' peoples-assembly -AT- googlegroups -DOT- com<br />
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'''Info Page on PortlandGeneralAssembly.org''': [http://www.portlandgeneralassembly.org/groups/community-assembly-for-a-peoples-budget/ Community Assembly to Create a People’s Budget]
  
 
== Attend Our Meetups! ==
 
== Attend Our Meetups! ==
 
; Join our discussion list -- http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly
 
; Join our discussion list -- http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly
We usually meet every Wednesday evening from 5:30 - 7:00 at the [[Lucky Lab]]'s [[SE Hawthorne Boulevard]] location (915 [[SE Hawthorne Boulevard|Southeast Hawthorne]]). Please connect with us through our [http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly mailing list] to receive all time/date/location updates.
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Please connect with us through our [http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly mailing list] to receive all time/date/location updates.
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* '''Next Meetup''': [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting|To be announced.]]
  
=== Grammatical Confusion? ===
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== Past Events / Meetings ==
; &#8220;Peoples&#8217;&#8221; or &#8220;People&#8217;s&#8221;?
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* [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday February 11 2012]]
Either way works for this group!
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* [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday February 4 2012]]
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; A Budget for the Rest of Us
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:'''Who''': [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee|Occupy Portland’s Labor Solidarity Committee]]
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:'''What''': Strategy Session
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:'''When''': Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
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:'''Where''': [[Oregon Fair Trade]] Campaign Office
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:'''Address''': 310 SW 4th Ave., Suite 436, Downtown Portland
  
 
In addition to our [http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly group discussion list], a number of our [[:Category:Peoples’ Assembly|wiki pages]] use the [[wikipedia:Possessive case|possessive]] of ''peoples'', as in ''[[wikipedia:Indigenous peoples|indigenous peoples]]''. It's likely, however, that the possessive of ''people'', as in [[wikipedia:Preamble to the United States Constitution|We the People]], will appear more often in the discussions we have and in the documents we craft.
 
In addition to our [http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly group discussion list], a number of our [[:Category:Peoples’ Assembly|wiki pages]] use the [[wikipedia:Possessive case|possessive]] of ''peoples'', as in ''[[wikipedia:Indigenous peoples|indigenous peoples]]''. It's likely, however, that the possessive of ''people'', as in [[wikipedia:Preamble to the United States Constitution|We the People]], will appear more often in the discussions we have and in the documents we craft.
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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* [[CA/Working People's Campaign]]
 
* [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee]]
 
* [[Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee]]
 
* [[Represent The People]]
 
* [[Represent The People]]
 
* [[Make Revolution Not War]]
 
* [[Make Revolution Not War]]
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* [[Organized Power]]
  
== Further Reading & Research ==
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== Grammatical Confusion? ==
* [http://afsc.org/sites/afsc.civicactions.net/files/documents/1967%20Dec%20-%20statement%20by%20MLK.pdf Statement by Dr., Martin Luther King Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Announcing The Poor People's Campaign. Atlanta, Georgia, December 4, 1967.]
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; &#8220;Peoples&#8217;&#8221; or &#8220;People&#8217;s&#8221;?
* [http://www.snspress.com/pages/Vol.10_no10.htm The Poor People’s Campaign 43 years later through the lens of Occupy Wall Street]
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Either way works for this group!
: Scroll down to the "The Poor People’s Campaign — 1968 The “Occupy” Movement — 2011" (compared) section.
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== References ==
* [http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/db_article.php?article_id=301 How To Destroy The Occupy Movement And How To Prevent It From Failing]
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{{Reflist}}
* [http://viewpointmag.com/2012/01/20/a-constituent-power-greater-than-its-parts-occupy-and-workers-from-the-port-shutdown-to-the-primaries/ A Constituent Power Greater Than its Parts: Occupy and Workers from the Port Shutdown to the Primaries]
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* [http://roarmag.org/2012/01/book-review-hessel-morin-the-road-to-hope/ Book review: Hessel & Morin — The Road to Hope]
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: See the sections "What are the problems?" and "What are the solutions?" for useful ideas.
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* [http://roarmag.org/2011/11/the-ninety-five-theses-on-the-ills-of-europe/ The Ninety-Five Theses on the Ills of Europe]
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* [http://www.thenation.com/blog/164080/king-versus-tea-party-poor-peoples-campaign-occupy King Versus the Tea Party: From the Poor People's Campaign to Occupy]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.peoplesassemblies.org/ Peoples Assemblies Network]
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: Includes '''Peoples Assemblies News''' and '''Peoples Assemblies Groups'''.
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