Join Occupy Sacramento and Sacramento WILPF on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, 6pm at City Hall, 915 "I" Street, (across from Cesar Chavez Plaza, behind the Old City Hall). Come early to make sure you can get in (meter parking is free after 4:30 through Dec 26).
Below are the two resolutions that will be presented to the City Council during the Open Comment period. Both of the resolutions have been endorsed by the unanimous approval of the Occupy Sacramento General Assembly on November 30, 2011.
The Sacramento branch of WILPF has worked with the Occupy Sacramento General Assembly to bring these resolution to the attention of the City Council. We believe that the Council can act powerfully to expand public awareness of the range of federal budget alternatives by supporting the People's Budget as one valuable alternative. The money our city needs for vital services is there, in the alternative federal budgets!
The "Support Occupy Resolution" calls on our Mayor and City Council to cease the arrest and harassment of Occupiers, and to give amnesty to those already arrested.
The "Support the People's Budget Resolution - A Beginning" (with references for further information):
The War Dollars Home Resolution passed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors last June called on the President and U.S. Congress to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as strategically possible and (emphasis added) "bring these war dollars home to meet vital human needs, promote job creation, rebuild our infrastructure, aid municipal and state governments, and develop a new economy based upon renewable, sustainable energy and reduce the federal debt."
In the People's Budget, written by the 76-member Congressional Progressive Caucus, we've found even more funds-over $7 trillion over the next 10 years-to create good jobs, affordable higher education and affordable housing in Sacramento and across the nation, while protecting health and other safety nets for the 99%. Other organizations such as National Nurses United have developed budget proposals which identify even more funding sources while reducing the deficit, strengthening the economy and providing more jobs and public services. However, the Peoples Budget is a good beginning budget proposal and has already been presented to Congress.
We call on Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Sacramento City Council to publicly convey a resolution in support of the People's Budget to U.S. Representatives Matsui and Lungren and to Senators Feinstein and Boxer.
Congressional Progressive Caucus and the People's Budget: http://www.thepeoplesbudget.org - connects directly to the one page summary; http://grijalva.house.gov/uploads/The%20CPC%20FY2012%20Budget.pdf - links directly to the Official CPC Executive Summary
National Nurses United, AFL-CIO, Alternative vision for the president's budget: http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/blog/entry/an-alternative-vision-for-the-presidents-budget/
The 99%'s Deficit Proposal: How to create jobs, reduce the wealth divide and control spending, Prepared by Occupy Washington DC, posted by Kevin Zeese - 17 November 2011:
War Dollars Home resolution: http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=5774