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== Organizing Agenda ==
 
== Organizing Agenda ==
 
; 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.”]
 
; 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.”]
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== Upcoming Events ==
 
== Upcoming Events ==
{{:Community Assembly to Create a People's Budget}}
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[[File:People's Assembly Flyer.jpg|right|450px]]
 
  
 
== 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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* [https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Wdqn6D8B4zE7c281DRqMNmrK3LVPLwblBYh9GKcdBs/edit Proposal Ideas: Community Assembly for a People’s Budget]
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: This document contains DRAFT proposals that began with suggestions and ideas that emerged during [[Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee#Past_Events_.2F_Meetings|inaugural meeting]] to plan for a Community Assembly Meeting for a People’s Budget, which took place on Thursday, January 26, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.
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=== Contact Us ===
 
=== Contact Us ===
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; Join our discussion list -- http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly
 
; Join our discussion list -- http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly
 
Please connect with us through our [http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly mailing list] to receive all time/date/location updates.
 
Please connect with us through our [http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly mailing list] to receive all time/date/location updates.
* '''Next Meetup''': [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting|Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday, February 11, 2012]]
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* '''Next Meetup''': [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting|To be announced.]]
  
 
== Past Events / Meetings ==
 
== Past Events / Meetings ==
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* [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday February 11 2012]]
 
* [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday February 4 2012]]
 
* [[Community Assembly Organizing Meeting - Saturday February 4 2012]]
 
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== 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]]
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* [[Organized Power]]
 
* [[Organized Power]]
  
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== Grammatical Confusion? ==
== Creating a People's Budget ==
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=== [[wikipedia:Participatory budgeting|Participatory Budgeting]] ===
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* [http://hpronline.org/united-states/participatory-democracy-in-chicago-participatory-budgeting-is-working-important-and-going-to-stay/ Participatory Democracy in Chicago: Participatory Budgeting is Working, Important, and Going to Stay]
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* [http://www.ward49.com/participatory-budgeting/ Introduction to the 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Project from (Chicago) Alderman Joe Moore]
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* [http://vimeo.com/16545673 From Budget Cuts to a People's Budget? Connecting Participatory Planning and Public Budgets in New York] (Vimeo)
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: Chicago Alderman Joe Moore explains to a New York audience why "in many respects, by giving up power (to constituents) I ended up having more power, because this was the single most popular thing I had done in my 19 years as member of city council."
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=== [[wikipedia:A. Philip Randolph|A. Philip Randolph - Freedom Budget]] ===
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* [http://socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/index.php/Freedom_Budget Freedom Budget]
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* [http://www.levyinstitute.org/pubs/wp_668.pdf The Freedom Budget at 45: Functional Finance and Full Employment]<br />'''ABSTRACT''':
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: Forty-five years ago, the A. Philip Randolph Institute issued “The Freedom Budget,” in which a program for economic transformation was proposed that included a job guarantee for everyone ready and willing to work, a guaranteed income for those unable to work or those who should not be working, and a living wage to lift the working poor out of poverty. Such policies were supported by a host of scholars, civic leaders, and institutions, including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; indeed, they provided the cornerstones for King’s “Poor Peoples’ Campaign” and “[[wikipedia:Second Bill of Rights#.E2.80.9CThe_Economic_Bill_of_Rights.E2.80.9D|economic bill of rights]].”
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: [http://www.levyinstitute.org/pubs/wp_668.pdf This paper] proposes a “New Freedom Budget” for full employment based on the principles of functional finance. To counter a major obstacle to such a policy program, the paper includes a “primer” on three paradigms for understanding government budget deficits and the national debt: the deficit hawk, deficit dove, and functional finance perspectives. Finally, some of the benefits of the job guarantee are outlined, including the ways in which the program may serve as a vehicle for a variety of social policies.
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: After the [[wikipedia:March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom|March on Washington]], Dr. King, Randolph and Thomas worked together to promote the groundbreaking “Freedom Budget,” which proposed:<ref>[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]</ref>
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# the abolition of poverty
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# guaranteed full employment
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# full production and high economic growth
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# adequate minimum wages
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# farm income parity
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# guaranteed incomes for all unable to work
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# a decent home for every American family
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# modern health services for all
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# full educational opportunity for all.
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# updated (and expanded) Social Security and welfare programs.
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# equitable tax and money policies
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=== [[wikipedia:Second New Deal|Second New Deal]] ===
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* [http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/od2ndst.html Our Documents: Franklin Roosevelt's Address Announcing the Second New Deal]
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=== [[wikipedia:Second Bill of Rights|Second Bill of Rights]] ===
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EZ5bx9AyI4 FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech Footage] (YouTube)
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: This is FDR's proposed second Bill of Rights that was filmed after he delivered his State of the Union Address via radio on January 11, 1944.
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwUL9tJmypI Franklin Roosevelt -Second Bill of Rights] (YouTube)
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=== [[wikipedia:Poor People's Campaign|Poor People's Campaign]] ===
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* [http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/encyclopedia/enc_poor_peoples_campaign/ Poor People’s Campaign]
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* [http://www.poorpeoplescampaignppc.org/HISTORY.html History of  Poor People's Campaign]
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* [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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: (Superb analysis: The Poor People’s Campaign — 1968 [in contrast with] The “Occupy” Movement — 2011)
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* [[wikipedia:Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign|Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign]]
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* [[wikipedia:March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom|March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom]]
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* [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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* [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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* [http://www.thenation.com/article/dr-martin-luther-kings-economics-through-jobs-freedom Dr. Martin Luther King's Economics: Through Jobs, Freedom]
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=== Budget of the [[wikipedia:Congressional Progressive Caucus|Congressional Progressive Caucus]] ===
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* [http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/The%20CPC%20FY2012%20Budget.pdf The People’s Budget - Budget of the Congressional Progressive Caucus - Fiscal Year 2012]
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: This document is the budget published by the Congressional Progressive Caucus for fiscal year 2012. Its Executive Summary begins with this paragraph:
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:: Budgets are more than collections of numbers; they are a statement of our values. The Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget is a reflection of the values and priorities of working families in this country. The “People’s Budget” charts a path that keeps America exceptional in the 21st century, while addressing the most pressing problems facing the nation today. Our Budget eliminates the deficit and stabilizes the debt, puts Americans back to work, and restores our economic competitiveness.
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* [http://critterscrap.blogspot.com/2011/04/peoples-budget.html The People's Budget] (Basic overview of the [[wikipedia:Congressional Progressive Caucus|Congressional Progressive Caucus]]’s “People’s Budget” highlights, drawn from [http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/CPC.Budget.112th.Memo.pdf source material].)
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=== Additional Articles &amp; Resources ===
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* [http://www.salon.com/2012/02/02/occupys_challenge_to_big_labor/singleton/ What Occupy taught the unions] -- SEIU and others are embracing the movement that has succeeded as they have faded
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* [http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=767&Itemid=74&jumival=3551 Unions and the movement] -- Howard Zinn on class in America Pt4: A reinvigorated labor movement needed for a great social upheaval
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: "90 percent of the workforce is unorganized. They're organizable. This 90 percent of the workforce are not people who are rich. They're people who need unions. They need to raise their wages. They need to be able to face their employers with some strength rather than the weakness of an individual facing a corporation. So there's a reservoir of possibility there for organizing."
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* Making it ''real'': Obama &amp; his apocryphal "Now Make Me Do It" -- [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-s-mcelvaine/obama-can-win-big-with-fd_b_1230903.html Obama Can Win Big With FDR Formula]
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* [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-08/class-warfare-by-fdr-holds-lesson-for-obama-commentary-by-michael-kazin.html Class Warfare Waged by FDR Holds Lesson for Obama]
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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.youtube.com/watch?v=fYFw3O--2R0 Capitalism Is The Crisis (Full Movie)] (YouTube)
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* [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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* [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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=== Federated General Assembly ===
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* [http://projects.occupy.net/projects/fga Federated General Assembly - Introduction]
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* [http://wiki.occupy.net/wiki/Federated_General_Assembly Federated General Assembly - Description]
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: The Federated General Assembly (FGA) project is building a new web platform that combines community organizing techniques and ideas, lessons and patterns from social networks, web standards and best practices, all together with the very real ecosystem of Occupy itself: occupations & their working groups, the values and principles, and all the coordination & communication challenges.
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=== Peoples Assemblies Network ===
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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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==== ''Real'' Jobs Creation ====
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Tired of the bullshit from self-styled "job creators"<ref>[http://crooksandliars.com/jon-perr/boehner-peddles-republican-job-creators-myth Boehner Peddles Republican Job Creators Myth]</ref> who can't seem to stop yammering endlessly about all the mythical "jobs" that our overly generous cuts to their taxes are supposedly "creating"? Maybe there's a more straightforward way to actual, tangible, real-wage jobs...
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* [[Green industry]]
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* [http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-green-jobs-20120207,0,2176543.story California green jobs more recession resistant, study says]
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* [http://bojack.org/2012/02/where_the_iberdrola_moneys_rea.html Where the Iberdrola money's really going]
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: Here's an emerging trend in Portland: When the city says it's handing out tax dollars to keep "green" businesses in town, chances are the money's actually being paid to those businesses' landlords.
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==== Grammatical Confusion? ====
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; &#8220;Peoples&#8217;&#8221; or &#8220;People&#8217;s&#8221;?
 
; &#8220;Peoples&#8217;&#8221; or &#8220;People&#8217;s&#8221;?
 
Either way works for this group!
 
Either way works for this group!
 
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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[[Category:Community Assembly]]
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[[Category:Occupy Portland Labor Outreach Committee]]
 
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