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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Notice: The Wisconsin People's Assembly

They have their house. It's time we built our own house. It's time for the . . .
WISCONSIN PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY
Downtown Campus of Madison Area Technical College

The evening of Saturday, April 9th . . .
. . . through the evening of Sunday, April 10th . . .

Spend Sunday, April 10th, and the previous Saturday evening, in Madison with hundreds if not thousands of other Wisconsinites as we convene the first in a series of meetings of the Wisconsin People’s Assembly. By participating in the Assembly, you will have the opportunity to meet, learn from, and build lasting personal connections with Wisconsinites coming from all trades, communities, and backgrounds. Together, we will create the kind of solidarity and strategies required to overcome the corporate takeover of our state, reverse the damage that has already been done, and win reforms that strengthen Wisconsin's democracy for future generations to come.

This first Wisconsin People's Assembly will focus on three common themes:
•Building a Popular Movement -- that overcomes segregation and discrimination and unites all of us in common cause.
•Direct Action Campaigning -- in order to achieve the will of the people when the official government closes its doors to us.
•Winning Democracy -- by strengthening local democracy, expanding participation, democratizing elections, and amending our constitution.
The Wisconsin People’s Assembly is convened by the Wisconsin Wave, a popular mobilization of workers, students, farmers, small business owners, the unemployed, retirees and others against corporatization and austerity, and for democracy and shared prosperity. The Wisconsin Wave is organized around a founding document, available here, and the following six principles:

1.Our state government must guarantee a fully funded public sector including education, health care, human services, transportation, public safety, and vital regulatory agencies.
2.Taxes on large corporations and wealthy individuals should be returned to reasonable levels in order to solve the state’s fiscal crisis.
3.The state must respect the rights of workers to organize unions and bargain collectively.
4.Initial budget priorities must be established through public participation instead of closed door meetings between public officials and special interest lobbyists.
5.Voting rights must be expanded, not limited, to insure that every Wisconsinite can take part in our democracy.
6.Wisconsin deserves government of, by, and for the people, not the corporate elite; corporations have no constitutional rights and may not buy our elections or government.

For more information on the Wisconsin Wave, see the website at http://www.WisconsinWave.org. If your organization would like to endorse this movement, please click here.

REGISTER NOW:
http://www.WisconsinPeoplesAssembly.org

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