Proposal for NOW DC – Occupy Power!

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Proposal for NOW DC – Occupy Power!

1.  March 30, 2012, people from across the country will begin to gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC, The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC), to oppose the corruption of both parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. The Bill of Rights, has been effectively (NDAA) destroyed, and the Supreme Court has allowed the Constitution to be perverted. We will unite against a corporate-controlled government which has failed to promote the public well-being.

2.  NOW DC, which combines education, protest and mobilization, will include a Social Forum April 7 to 14 to bring together the experience, knowledge and thinking of the 99%. Occupiers from across the country will present workshops on socially relevant areas, including political and policy issues, strategies for shifting power from the 1% to the 99% which include building alternative systems, ending wars and militarization, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Occupy movement, as well as concrete descriptions of how to organize communities, hold General Assemblies, live-stream and create your own media and other practical necessities for successful occupations. 

3. We will celebrate Occupy Power! with a day of music and arts in West Potomac Park near the new MLK memorial.

4. The civil resistance of NOW DC will focus on the power structure in Washington, DC. NOW DC will unite occupations in a focused campaign developed by the direct action working group and refined during the first 2 weeks of April to demonstrate to elected officials in Washington, DC, and K Street and corporate interests that the people no longer trust or accept their rule, that a radical transformation to a participatory democracy operating under the rule of law is essential. 

5. All occupations are invited to endorse this event and to become involved. There are 7 working groups, a listserve and weekly meetings by conference call on InterOccupy.org and in person meetings when possible (alternating locations). Minutes will be posted.  Visit the website: NOWDC.org and join a working group. Shape this event to be by and for the Occupy Movement.
 
Endorsed to date: Occupy Baton Rouge, Occupy New Orleans, Occupy Washington DC, Occupy Denver, Occupy San Diego, Occupy Springfield, MO, Occupy Rochester, Veterans For Peace, Veterans Peace Team
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