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Thursday, 15 December 2011 20:39

Occupy Update: People's Convention of Florida

Written by  Mandy Elliott, Evanne Floyd and others

 

Posted Dec. 15, 2011

FLORIDA OCCUPY BRIEF UPDATE

PEOPLE'S CONVENTION OF FLORIDA convened Dec. 9-10 in Orlando with an estimated 160 participants from Occupy groups in Bradenton, Daytona, Ft. Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Key West, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Beach, Sarasota, Space Coast, St. Augustine, St. Pete, Tallahassee, Tampa, and Tavares. (What? You didn't hear or read about this in the corporate media?)

Evanne Floyd, Occupy Melbourne FL said there were twelve working groups that met on Saturday and Sunday. Evanne's group, focused on communications, had a six hour-long meeting. "There were so many good ideas and so many smart people there," she said. All of the Occupy groups are to go back to their local General Assembly meetings, and prepare to gather at another People's Convention of Florida in early January in Gainesville.

A Draft Report on the People's Convention of Florida is being compiled by Mandy Elliott, Occupy Melbourne FL and includes working group minutes, electoral reform demands… plans for presenting demands to the Florida legislature… and more.

Mandy Elliott's overview report (draft, in-progress), online PDF, not a download:
http://occupymelbournefl.org/PCoFL.pdf

Proceedings of the People's Convention of FL are also available in a series of eight YouTube videos: See page 16 of Mandy's report for index to the videos, or start here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7_XSrmpZKA

(Thanks to Mandy Elliott, Evanne Floyd, Moya Mireille)

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OTHER LINKS: Other Occupy info and links:
http://www.spacecoastprogressivealliance.org/joomla/occupy/1298-occupy-news-roundup

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