The 28ers’ General Assembly for September
Hello Neo, Trinity, Morpheous and Fighters Against The Matrix!
The 28ers just successfully hosted a protest and moving candle-light vigil at Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office in South Gate on July 28th. Rendon continues to block SB-562 (Single Payer in California) while residents in our state continue to suffer or die. Our organization has taken the lead in the Riverside County area in our fight for Single Payer–by not only phone-banking for SB-562 and organizing four separate events in our community–but also caravaning up to the Sacramento State House to agitate and meet with our local state officials and demand that they enact the first Single-Payer Healthcare plan in America’s fraught history. And with Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision to block SB-562 from moving onto the Assembly for a vote, we once again see the need to get money out of politics with exclusive public financing for all federal elections. America’s dystopian healthcare system–as seen with our fight for SB-562–is a warning alarm as to why money in politics prevents meaningful, compassionate and efficient healthcare system from ever taking root.
So come meet The 28ers at The Quaker House–a place that has been generous host to several local social justice groups in the Inland Empire seeking to make for a more sane and compassionate world. For each General Assembly of the month we have a different facilitator to guide our discussion in an organized and horizontal fashion. MATTHEW SNYDER will be August’s rotating facilitator for our General Assembly, and will guide us through our monthly gathering this coming Monday. MATTHEW’s Agenda will cover planning and discussions for Round II of our “Join the Swarm” campaign for Single-Payer in California (SB-562), as well as plan the logistics for our next monthly event, which has yet to be decided.
So feel free to bring conversation, snacks and merriment along with you–as well as anyone else looking for solutions past the Stockholm Syndrome of Two-Party Politics or the emotional abuse of US Presidential election-cycles.
AGENDA FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 2017
Monday’s Facilitator: MATTHEW SNYDER
TO GET INVOLVED IN OUR SWARM CAMPAIGN FOR SB-562:
Just Tap the Following Link Down Below:
DIRECTIONS TO THE 28ERS’ GATHERING:
Meet Us at The Quaker House which is directly across Taco Station on Mission Inn Avenue. The Quaker Center is tucked inside a collection of beige Spanish-style Bungalows. If lost contact Maribel Nunez, Jeff Green or Matthew Snyder.
**FINDING THE LOCATION: The Quaker House Is Past Market Street and Right Before the Cross Street of Brockton. The Bungalow-Type Buildings Are Directly Across the Street from the Taco Station. You’ll know that you are at the right place when you see a gated courtyard. GPS: 4061 Mission
WHAT IS THE 28ERS?
The 28ers is an organization that surfaced from the end-days of Occupy Riverside back in October of 2012. We have hosted and organized montly events for over 4 years–or over 42 monthly events–to raise awareness about the cancer of our democracy: money in politics. Most recently, The 28ers were heavily involved in Bernie Sanders’ Primary Run. While we are a post-partisan organization, we took the unsual step of endorsing him due to his Gold Star record for getting money out of politics, and from the fact that he also wrote his own 28th Amendment to sever private wealth from politics.
So what do we do now that Donald Trump is the President-Elect? There is a group organizing in Riverside called the Popular Front, and many actions have happened since Trumpster Fire’s inaugeration. Certainly, we should support and show solidarity to folks holding the barricades who want to protect the undocumented, immigrants, folks of color, entitlements like Social Security and Medicare as well as fight for a restored biosphere. But what about SOLUTIONS? There is, of course, Brand New Congress and Our Revolution, both of which hope to get more Bernie-inspired folks to run for local and national office in 2018 and beyond. On the local level, organizations like Open Source Ecology and Transition Town want to create radically free cities and townships. But to create a truly VISIONARY and INTERSECTIONAL PARADIGM shift, we must create a national movement to amend the US constitution, state-to-state, to forever sever private wealth from politics. The 28ers works alongside other visionary groups like Wolf-Pac and 99Rise, who have done amazing things to sound the realness bullhorn about money in politics. While these two organizations haven’t drafted their own amendment, we have did so over a 4-month process and offer up the most comprehensive Amendment that currently exists. To learn about our own 28th Amendment, feel free to check our website:
We would like to invite you to a meet and greet to learn about your experiences with activism, learn about our organization, hear our plans for growing new chapters in California and nationally, and taking the fight state-to-state for a 28th Amendment to create exclusive public financing for all federal elections.
We hope you’ll join us.
Co-Founder of The 28ers
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