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Occupy Petaluma is an action network of concerned individuals who are joined by the desire to restore financial and social justice for the 99%. We are working to take Main Street back from Washington and Wall Street.
Every human being is welcomed and respected, no exceptions.
Please join us and become an activist, not just an observer (and future victim of an increasingly corrupted system). Together we are making a powerful diffence and working to shape a brighter future.
The central engine of our action network is the General Assembly (GA).
The GA is the only authority as there are is no hierarchy of leaders. People lead by example and passion. In this way we are all equals and all represented by our personal involvement. Only actions approved by the GA are deemed Occupy Petaluma actions.
In the interest of conducting a functional direct democracy, we do have rules and codes of behavior that revolve around respect, inclusion and non-violence. Those who come to participate, observe or learn are included. Those who come to attack us or undermine our actions are respectfully treated through conflict resolution techniques.
In addition to the GA there are Committees and Working Groups.
This is where the real work is done. In Petaluma, we are currently focusing on and the separation of corporations and state, fukushima, student debt crisis and vision. If you have a passion of focus you care deeply about, come and start your own working group!
These sub-groups concentrate on one action or campaign and report to the GA for approval of their major actions.
How to get involved:
We encourage everyone to see first-hand the work we do as the media do not convey the full experience.
- Come and join a GA, Committee or Working Group to make a difference (schedule here),
- You can also join the discussions we are having at our online forum here.
- If you would like to contact to one of our organizers, click on the “Contacts” tab above.
Direct democracy in action is a mysterious and amazing experience–and you make it happen only by participating!