Weekly Update: Add Your Voice to Occupy the Debates
The Commission on Presidential Debates, a private corporation, restricts the ‘debates’ to the two corporate parties and the issues that they approve. The concerns of the people such as ending corporate influence over politics, ending militarization, and creating real jobs and access to health care and education will be discussed superficially or not at all. (Click here to watch Occupy The Debates video.)
This election season, we are doing something about this.
You and your community are invited to Occupy the Debates. You can do this in whatever way you prefer and if you need them, we are here to provide resources to you.
Here are ways that you can get involved:
1. Take the online survey at OccupytheDebates.org.
2. Read about the issues.
3. Organize an event in your community.
4. Spread the word!
Occupy Denver has taken the lead on this and is organizing a variety of eventsaround the first presidential debate to be held there October 3rd. Events include a People’s Forum with live entertainment and opportunities to share stories and a People’s Dialogue to discuss the top issues that are chosen in the survey.
The results of the Occupy the Debates survey and events will be shared with presidential candidates for response and posted on the OccupytheDebates.org prior to Election Day.
Please contact us if you are interested in holding an Occupy the Debate event and changing the debate to the issues that we the people care about, not the corporations!
This past week there was a direct action training camp and a rally and actions to expose and oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership being secretly negotiated in Leesburg, Virginia. For photos, videos and reports on these inspiring actions, visit FlushtheTPP.org and you can sign the petition calling for release of the text and a democratic review of the TPP in Congress instead of Fast-tracking.
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