OPT General Assembly Minutes 9/29/2012
About 8 people present.
Brief checkin where each attendee shared why they were here today and what they hoped to talk about.
- Proposal to participate in: Quaker, Friends committee on national legislation event
- Proposal for action: Next Saturday gallery walk movie action
- Proposal to endorse event: Community Rights vs Corporate ”Rights”: The Choice is Ours
Proposal 1: Saturday Oct 6 Gallery Walk Action
Proposal 2: Proposed that Occupy Port Townsend endorse the upcoming event: Community Rights vs Corporate ”Rights”: The Choice is Ours.
Fellowship Hall Oct. 8th 6:30-9.
Do corporate ”rights” trump the rights of citizens? Are we, the people, the primary constituents of those we elect, or are corporations? Paul Cienfuegos, organizer and educator in Portland, Oregon, understands that almost every community issue he’s worked on over the past 30 years emerged as a symptom ofcorporate rule. He now engages in theCommunity Rights movement which, through authentic local democracy, establishes legally-binding laws banning harmful corporate activities.Paul will be at the QUUF on Monday, October 8th at 7:00 pm to lead a workshop on how we can harness the efforts of diverse groups of local citizens to pass legislation protecting the health and wellbeing of our community and its environment. In this, we would join 140 towns in 8 states which have enacted laws placing Community Rights before corporate rights. Join in. $10 suggested donation