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Occupy Sacramento (Update)

Peace of the Action (POTA), Cindy Sheehan, United Progressives, ItsOurEconomy.us, and several other entities are calling on us to occupy Sacramento beginning May 9, 2011.

We seek your endorsement for – and participation in – this occupation to strengthen our approach, our numbers, and our will. Join together with more than 40 other endorsers and sponsors.

No More Taxes for Wars & Occupations
No More Tax Breaks for the Rich & Their Corporations

To be clear, this is an occupation in direct challenge to Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature’s austerity measures in California. The budget “fixes” proposed will come down on the backs of the most vulnerable, while continuing to provide corporate welfare, funds and use of California National Guard in wars of aggression, and a regressive tax structure.

We believe there is a bPeace of the Actionetter way.

  • Close Corporate Tax Loopholes & Incentives
  • Fully Fund Education & Other Social Programs
  • End State Funding for National Guard Units Leaving California
  • Raise Taxes (Employ Austerity) on California’s 650,000 Millionaire Households
  • Employ Massive Prison Reform & Drastically Alter Criminalization Codes
  • Bring Single-Payer Health Care to California
  • Mandate and Create a Zero Carbon Economy to Mitigate Climate Change

All this is to say: End the financial and discriminatory wars on women, workers, unions, immigrants, indigenous peoples, disabled, and people of color, the poor, and homeless communities.

All this is to say: End the ecocidal war against the state and the planet.

All this is to say: End the cycle of perpetual war, occupation, and terrorism being conducted around the globe.

We recognize the work we do in California now can be a model employed in other states and nations, and likewise seek your support to galvanize the effort and spread the word to your members, friends, allies, and colleagues. We will share our successes and failures every step of the way, and will help organize in every other state and nation as appropriate.

The Plan: Strike. Occupy.

May 9 & Beyond: Arrive Sacramento, Join Teacher’s Union Occupation of Capitol, Support Legal Case Against City By Homeless Communities

  • Set up Tent City occupation of Capitol grounds
  • “Refuse to Move”
  • Manage logistics, expand our ranks, employ tactics
  • Teach-Ins, Die-Ins, Human Be-Ins, and more

We encourage and urge everyone to bring your strength, your issue, and your expertise to directly challenge California’s corporatocracy right where it presides: Sacramento.

We will not set an end date. We don’t intend to leave. We will not back down.

To donate, click here or here.

To endorse, email or call:

Peace of the Action (POTA)
unitedrevs@gmail.com or gregory@gregoryvickrey.com
202.487.1201 (name, number, organization, email)

Cindy Sheehan
Cindy@CindySheehansSoapbox.com

Contact us for more information and to provide details of your participation. Band together. Occupy Sacramento.

Take California

Take California: Call for March & Strike on Sacramento

Peace of the Action (POTA), CodePINK, Cindy Sheehan, United Progressives, several other entities, and all Vulnerable Folks are calling on us to march, strike, and occupy Sacramento and beyond beginning May Day (1st), 2011.

We seek your endorsement for – and participation in – this march/strike to strengthen our approach, our numbers, and our will.

Strike: No Business As Usual
No More Taxes for Wars & Occupations
No More Tax Breaks for the Rich & Their Corporations

Peace of the ActionTo be clear, this is a march and strike in direct challenge to Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature’s austerity measures in California. The budget “fixes” proposed will come down on the backs of the most vulnerable, while continuing to provide corporate welfare, funds and use of California National Guard in wars of aggression, and a regressive tax structure.

We believe there is a better way.

    • Close Corporate Tax Loopholes & Incentives
    • Fully Fund Education & Other Social Programs
    • End State Funding for National Guard Units Leaving California
    • Raise Taxes (Employ Austerity) on California’s 650,000 Millionaire Households
    • Employ Massive Prison Reform & Drastically Alter Criminalization Codes
    • Bring Single-Payer Health Care to California
    • Mandate & Create a Zero Carbon Economy to Mitigate Climate Change

All this is to say: End the financial and discriminatory wars on women, workers, unions, immigrants, indigenous peoples, disabled, and people of color, the poor, and homeless communities.

All this is to say: End the ecocidal war against the state and the planet.

All this is to say: End the cycle of perpetual war, occupation, and terrorism being conducted around the globe.

We recognize the work we do in California now can be a model employed in other states and nations, and likewise seek your support to galvanize the effort and spread the word to your members, friends, allies, and colleagues. We will share our successes and failures every step of the way, and will help organize in every other state and nation as appropriate.

The Plan: March. Strike. Occupy.

May Day (May 1) – International Workers Day: Begin Marches across the state to Sacramento.

  • San Francisco, Bay Area: 1130am, 24th and Mission, March with Coalition of Immigrants & Workers to Civic Center (100pm); Depart on March to Ferry Building (300pm); Ferry to Vallejo (600pm)

May 2 – May 8: March through American Canyon, Napa, Suisun, Fairfield, Vacaville, Winters, Woodland, and Davis.

  • Theme/Issue/Focus for each overnight location
  • Regular press conferences with Rallies at each location
  • Flyering, Bannering, Actions at each location

May 9 & Beyond: Arrive Sacramento, Join Teacher’s Union Occupation of Capitol, Occupy

  • Set up Tent City occupation of Capitol grounds
  • “Refuse to Move”
  • Manage logistics, expand our ranks, employ tactics
  • Teach-Ins, Die-Ins, Human Be-Ins, and more

We encourage and urge everyone to bring your strength, your issue, and your expertise to directly challenge California’s corporatocracy right where it presides: Sacramento.

We will not set an end date. We don’t intend to leave. We will not back down.

To endorse, email or call:

Peace of the Action (POTA)
unitedrevs@gmail.com or gregory@gregoryvickrey.com
202.487.1201 (name, number, organization, email)

Cindy Sheehan
Cindy@CindySheehansSoapbox.com

Bay Area Code Pink
info@bayareacodepink.org
510.540.7007 (name, number, organization, email)

Conference Audio 04.10.11

The RevCom conference call tonight included special guest Kevin Zeese of ItsOurEconomy.us discussing comprehensive approaches to change, as well as specifics of upcoming events in New York City and elsewhere. Kevin took several questions for the discussion. Cindy Sheehan talked about a developing campaign in California which will begin May 1st, 2011, with a march to Sacramento, and continue with a camp-out occupation of the state capitol. The beauty of the campaign? We can match the approach in all 50 states and beyond.

Catch the audio of our conference call here: RevCom Conference Call 04.10.11. And please feel free to spread it far and wide.

Several websites were mentioned during the call, and we highlight them here:

US Uncut

Amped Status

Federal Budget Analysis and Public Opinion (pdf) (strategic info here)

We deeply appreciate Kevin Zeese’s participation, and thanks to everyone who made the call.

Conference Call 04.10.11

Here is the agenda for the call.

Call will be from 8 to 9pm Eastern (5 to 6pm Pacific), Sunday, April 10.

Number: 1.218.632.0995

Code: 73223

Once you are on the line, please press *6 to mute your phone so background noise and echos will be eliminated.

Agenda:

00 – 05 Welcome. Mute Phones.

05 – 10 Quick Update on Revcoms. Volunteers needed for projects. May gatherings.

10 – 50 Special Guest Kevin Zeese. Kevin is a colleague, friend and devoted activist, co-founder of Voters for Peace, Prosperity Agenda, and other entities. Kevin was Ralph Nader’s press secretary in 2004, and was a candidate for Senate in 2006 with endorsements across the political spectrum. Kevin will discuss his latest project, ItsOurEconomy.us, and will field questions.

50 – 60 Recap. Next Steps. Close.

Please submit questions for Kevin before or during the call to our email address, unitedrevs@gmail.com. If you’d like to speak on the call, send a note and we will include you.

Please feel free to invite your friends to this call, and have them get involved by sending us a note.

Thanks!

Peace of the Action