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What is Continental Congress 2.0?


I. During the weekend of June 1, 2012, the People shall elect two Delegates, one identifying as male and one identifying as female, by direct democratic vote, from each of the existing 435 Congressional Districts, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and four U.S territories, to represent the People at a CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2.0. Voting will be through a secure, auditable online voting system using "e-ballots" provided by Votenet Solutions, Inc. Everyone who registers as a voter at http://www.the99declaration.org/vote will have the e-ballot emailed to them shortly before the polls open on June 1, 2012.
 
II. Following the three-day online election, the newly elected Delegates to CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2.0 shall meet via conference call, electronically and in person, to confer and draft a "PETITION FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES" as authorized by the Speech and Petition clauses of the United States Constitution. By June 15, 2012, each state delegation will submit a list of their constituents' "top five grievances" against the federal government.
 
III. During the week of July 4, 2012, the 878 delegates will meet in Philadelphia as a CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2.0 to ratify a final Petition for Redress of Grievances. This document will then be read at a ceremony and rally at Independence Hall the afternoon of July 4, 2012. A press conference, speakers and live music are planned to take place in Independence Mall or at an alternative indoor site in the event of rain.
 
IV. The Petition for Redress of Grievances will next be served upon all 535 members of the 112th Congress, the nine members of the Supreme Court, the President of the United States and each of the political candidates seeking federal public office in the 2012 general election. Each of the political candidates will be asked to respond to the ratified petition and each of their responses, or lack thereof, will be shared with the voting public in a series of press releases made in the 435 Congressional districts prior to the November general election.
 
V. Following the 2012 general election, the Delegates will give the 113th Congress, President and the Supreme Court a reasonable time to redress the grievances listed in the ratified petition. If the grievances are not redressed to the satisfaction of the Delegates, they will reconvene in their respective districts and begin to organize a grassroots campaign to elect independent candidates to Congress in the mid-term election of 2014. The Petition can also serve as a legal basis for a suit in Federal Court on behalf of all 878 delegates and the American People - click here for details.

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