Mission and Values Working Group

Email for Working Group: mission@occupyaustin.org

Solidarity Statement

We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who occupy Wall Street and occupy around the world. We are dedicated to non-violently reclaiming control of our governments from the financial interests that have corrupted them. We demand that our public servants recognize that the people are the supreme authority.

Core Values

1. We are committed to resisting the monied corruption of our democracy
2. We are not a partisan institution or action group – to include the local, state and federal level (Note about this wording)
3. We are committed to non-violent forms of resistance – including civil disobedience if necessary
4. These core values are NOT subject to change unless on a national level and in solidarity with NYC

Goals and Demands

1. This movement is about democracy. We demand that the government be truly responsive to those it represents. We demand an end to the massive corporate influence blocking the voice of the people by eliminating corporate personhood and limiting monetary contributions to political campaigns and lobbying.
2. This movement is about economic security. We demand effective reforms to prevent banks and financial institutions from causing future economic crises.
3. This movement is about corporate responsibility. We demand strict repercussions for corporations and institutions who cause serious financial damage to our country and its taxpayers.
4. This movement is about financial fairness. We demand tax reforms to ensure that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes.

Principles and Agreements

Community Working Group Google Doc for writing a Social Contract of Agreements and Principles
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nFDWjkwgOl8r9eiIOC3UC2XwSziNDtx3Z3CTYAH62hk/edit

Here is the link to the working list, first compiled during the General Assembly on November 11, 2011
Principles and Agreements Working List (Original)

The Creative Technologies group has proposed these 10 principles of the Occupation

The Community Group is working on a Social Contract for the Occupation.

Occupy Burners have been up to similar trouble lately.