Outreach to Organizations to Support NOW DC
Invitation for Involvement with NOW-DC:
National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW-DC), starting March 30, 2012
On March 30, 2012, people from across the country will begin to gather for an American Spring in Washington, DC, The National Occupation of Washington, DC (NOW DC), to oppose the corruption of both major parties in conducting U.S. domestic and foreign policies. The Bill of Rights, has been effectively destroyed (NDAA), and the Supreme Court has allowed the Constitution to be perverted. We will unite against a corporate-controlled government which has failed to promote the public well-being.
All organizations who support the vision of the Occupy Movement are invited to show solidarity with this event and to become involved. There are 7 working groups, a listserve and weekly meetings by conference call on InterOccupy.org and in person meetings when possible (alternating locations). Minutes will be posted. Visit the website and join a working group. Shape this event to be by and for the Occupy Movement.
NOW DC, a month of education, protest and mobilization, will include a Social Forum on April 2-5 and April 10 to 14 to bring together the experience, knowledge and thinking of the 99%. Occupiers from across the country will present workshops on socially relevant areas, including building alliances, political and policy issues, strategies for shifting power from the 1% to the 99% which include building alternative systems, ending wars and militarization, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Occupy movement, as well as concrete descriptions of how to organize communities, hold General Assemblies, live-stream and create your own media and other practical necessities for successful occupations.
We invite your organization to consider being involved with the NOW-DC Social Forum. Presently, there are four Tracks of Social Forums which are described in here. However, if there is a sufficient response for other areas, additional tracks can be added. Please send your completed forum proposals to Workshops@nowdc.org. If you are able to return workshop proposals by March 1, that would help us to find space for it.
On April 14 and 15, we will celebrate Occupy Power! with music and arts.
The civil resistance of NOW DC will focus on the power structure in Washington, DC. NOW DC will unite occupations in a focused nonviolent campaign developed by the direct action working group and refined during the first 2 weeks of April to demonstrate to elected officials in Washington, DC, and K Street and corporate interests that the people no longer trust or accept their rule and that a radical transformation to a participatory democracy operating under the rule of law is essential.
We hope you choose to be involved in the next phase of this exciting new social movement to end corporate rule and shift power to the people!
In peace and solidarity,
The Education and Outreach Working Groups of NOW DC