Announcing “The People’s Convention of Florida,” An Occupy Florida Event
On November 5, 2011, Occupy Orlando reached consensus at its General Assembly to begin the process of hosting a Founders-style People’s Convention in Orlando with delegates from the local Occupations of Florida. At present, our political and economic systems favor the interests of corporations and lobbyists over those of the common citizen. Corruption is endemic; politicians have failed us. We the People are gathering together as Occupy Florida to decide what changes we wish to see at the state level.
The People's Convention of Florida is unaffiliated with any political or special interest groups. A majority of local Florida Occupations have agreed by consensus to support the Convention. To ensure that this is an inclusive conversation, delegates will be anyone from each local Occupation who wants to join us as well as members of the general public who wish to attend.
We will convene the weekend of December 9-11, 2011 to develop a list of desired changes that will resonate with any ethical person. On January 10, 2012, the first day of the Florida legislative session, we will march on Tallahassee to deliver The People’s Plan directly to the State Capitol.
Reclaim your voice. Let’s make the pursuit of happiness possible again.
More Details will be released soon.
When & Where
Occupy Orlando is a people-powered movement that began officially on Oct 15, 2011 in Senator Beth Johnson Park, in solidarity with over 1,500 cities in the United States and around the world. We are empowering citizens to fight back against the corrosive power major banks and multinational corporations wield in our government and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.
Occupy Orlando is NOT affiliated with any other organization. It is a non-violent, non-partisan movement with members that are as varied as they are numerous. While we may not all see eye-to-eye on many issues, we believe our diversity only strengthens us further as we exercise our constitutional right to peaceably assemble and petition our government to redress our grievances in our quest to attain positive change.