Writers & Visionaires - Join Solutions for the 99%

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Writers & Visionaires - Join Solutions for the 99%

Postby JerryB » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Fergus recently had a great Guest Opinion in the Register Guard urging the City Council to adopt a resolution against Corporate Personhood.

This is the type of actions we need a lot more of. People are tired of the protests and want to know what we are in favor of. They want solutions not criticisms. We should be working to educate the public and convince the vast majority of the people in Eugene and the Nation to do what is best for the nation and the 99% instead of just the corporations and the 1%.

Most people are upset with both political parties and politics in general because the warfare between the two parties has resulted in Partisan gridlock where nothing gets done. Whenever anything does get done, it is because both sides have been bought off by the 1%. No one is talking about what is best for the 99% or working for our best interests.

I would like to propose that the people in Collective Visioning, Systemic Change, Communications, and anyone else who has good ideas and enjoys writing, to join their visions, their ideas, and their writing abilities together, to form something like the Circle Of Scribes (back when we were fighting the wars). This group of people sponsored by WAND wrote letters and met to help each other, to edit their work, and to teach each other how to write better.

I would suggest “Solutions For The 99%” as a theme, and as a name for a new Action Committee. Every individual in the group should be able to get a letter to the editor published in the RG once a month. We should also write letters to the Eugene Weekly and any other periodicals or National Magazines we can think of. The group should be able to get something published on behalf of OE once a month also. We should also see if we can share info and articles and letters with other Occupy sites like the Portland Occupier online newspaper (Why don’t we do this?) and see if those ideas can spread to other communities throughout the nation. We should also work to have articles published on network newsletters like Common Dreams, Truthout etc.

So what do we write about? There are always timely local issues but also national issues and systemic national problems like how to balance the budget, reduce medical costs, fix the broken political system, return our government to a democracy, etc. What would make our opinions different is that we would discuss the issues from the viewpoint of what would be best for the 99%. We need fresh ideas that will get the vast majority of Americans on our side.

Once public opinion shifts from the self centered greed and intolerance it now demonstrates to what is best for the nation, our “leaders” will follow.

Here are a few ideas to get us started. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/1 ... -a-message
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Re: Writers & Visionaires - Join Solutions for the 99%

Postby JerryB » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:22 pm

First Meeting Tomorrow Sunday Jan. 08.

Meet Sunday at 2:00 at the Tiara Community Room at 935 Tiara St. (the end of the cul de sack)
Tiara St. is one block South of 28th and can be accessed by either Adams St. or McClean (Adams is 1 blk W. of Friendly)

Please do not disturb Hannah at the house.
The meeting room is at the end of the driveway.

For more info Contact Jerry Brule
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