Peoples’ Assembly Organizing Committee
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 Labor Outreach Committee has launched a 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.
- Why do we need a Peoples’ Assembly?
- What would a Peoples’ Assembly look like and do?
- Who are we going to approach as partners in building this?
- What are our next steps towards putting this proposal together?
Links to Documents
- A Budget for the Rest of Us
- Resolution in Support of a Community Assembly to Create a “People’s Budget”
- (Short version.)
- (Long version -- draft.)
- (Shorter, updated list.)
- (Fuller list.)
Join The Discussion!
Group Homepage: http://groups.google.com/group/peoples-assembly
Group Email: peoples-assembly -AT- googlegroups -DOT- com
Attend Our Meetups!
- 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 Southeast Hawthorne). Please connect with us through our mailing list to receive all time/date/location updates.
- “Peoples’” or “People’s”?
Either way works for this group!
In addition to our group discussion list, a number of our wiki pages use the possessive of peoples, as in indigenous peoples. It's likely, however, that the possessive of people, as in We the People, will appear more often in the discussions we have and in the documents we craft.
Further Reading & Research
- Statement by Dr., Martin Luther King Jr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Announcing The Poor People's Campaign. Atlanta, Georgia, December 4, 1967.
- The Poor People’s Campaign 43 years later through the lens of Occupy Wall Street
- Scroll down to the "The Poor People’s Campaign—1968 and The “Occupy” Movement—2011 Compared" section.
- How To Destroy The Occupy Movement And How To Prevent It From Failing
- A Constituent Power Greater Than its Parts: Occupy and Workers from the Port Shutdown to the Primaries
- Book review: Hessel & Morin — The Road to Hope
- (See the sections "What are the problems?" and "What are the solutions?" for useful ideas.)
- Includes Peoples Assemblies News and Peoples Assemblies Groups.