-| THE 28ERS PRESENTS |- DOUBLE-TROUBLE: NIGHT ONE OF THE DNC DEBATES
Join Us Once Again, as We FEEL THE BERN!
The 28ers would like to warmly welcome you to NIGHT ONE of the July DNC Debates–with the first 10 Democratic Party candidates for President of the United States up for catalog-viewing. They will will be doing their best to put their shine on, but the records don’t lie: we have the receipts on Sanders’ record versus the other Bernie-Cosplay Candidates on file. This debate watch party wouldn’t be possible without Stan Stossel and IBEW 47, who have both graciously agreed to allow us use of their union hall for both nights of this July DNC Debate Series.
While this so-called “debate” has 10 candidates on NIGHT ONE, it will really function as part forum and part-jingle advertisements where candidates can expect no more than 10 minutes of speaking time, making it all the harder for low-information voters to judge candidates on their merits or records; this overloaded roster instead functions as a FEEL-O-METER.
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~ LET’S DO A POTLUCK ~
In the Spirit of Feeling the BERN, and living Democratic Socialism to the fullest, all attendees are asked–if they can–to BRING or BUY a DISH, and engage in a mutually satisfying old-tyme culture of POTLUCKING. Please add your items to the list, so we don’t have 24 bags of Doritos at the watch party Tuesday night. Here below is the Google doc where you can add what you intend on bringing:
~ NIGHT ONE: TUESDAY, JULY 30TH DEBATE CANDIDATES ~
THE TOP TWO DNC PONIES —>
THE LEFT-OVER PONIES IN THE STABLE —>
– Bullock, Steve (#SteveWho?)
– Buttigieg, Pete (#AnAppForYourSewers)
– Delaney, John (#DaddyMediScare)
– Hickenlooper, John (#HickenFracker)
– Klobuchar, Amy (#PutACombInIt)
– Williamson, Marianne (#Orbgang)
– O’Rourke, Beto (#StandingOnFurniture)
– Ryan, Tim (#TimWho?)
WHO ARE THE 28ERS? WHAT DO WE WANT?
Formed from the ashes of Occupy Riverside, The 28ers took form in 2012. It functions is a post-partisan justice movement that is horizontal and grassroots orientated, and frequently joins forces with other organizations, communities and kindred spirits to evoke the change that America never knew it needed in the first place. While much of our work involves organizing monthly events on the intersection of money in politics to every fraught issue in America, the longterm vision of our movement calls for a 28th Amendment to end pay-to-play politics and create exclusive public financing for all federal elections. We want a “one-vote, one-voice” democracy by creating a 4th branch of government to oversee, audit and distribute campaign contributions. To do this, we created our own 28th Amendment that was envisioned, drafted and revised over a four-month period in 2013. Our Amendment calls for a National Holiday on the election date, and creates a monetary lottery system that rewards voter participation. The amendment, though, is ultimately a people-powered act of legislation that aims to ban corporations as humans, money as speech, and requires all federal elections to be publicly funded, exclusively.
A 28th Amendment that Will Forever Sever Private Wealth from Politics; and to Reverse the Harms of the 1% Done to Our Education, Healthcare, Unions & Worker Wages, Races, Immigrant Rights and the Environment. Our Amendment Calls for a One-Voice, One-Vote Democracy and Involves the Following:
1) A Fourth Branch of Government that Oversees, Audits and Distributes Campaign Funds to Successful Candidates Based on Public Financing from Volunteer-Only Signatures; Branch Auditors Are Directly Elected by the Public.
2) Proclaims that Money Is Not Speech;
3) Corporations Are Not People;
4) To Encourage Voting, Citizens Who Vote on Election Day Are Immediately Entered into Lottery Where 50 Folks Per State Win $100,000, Tax Free. So Who Pays? The Money Is Taken Entirely from Congressional Pay!
5) And Lastly, Our Amendment Calls for a National Holiday on Election Day.
In passing our Amendment, we hope to redress the harms of the 1%, which has held our democracy hostage from the very beginning of our nation’s history. We hope you will join us in this “movement of movements.”
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