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What is the Continental Congress 2.0?

Continental Congress 2.0

From June 1, 2012 to June 7, 2012, an online election will take place and the American People will elect Two Delegates from each of the 435 Congressional Districts.  The online election will be run by the People, not the government and therefore each voter must register to vote (http://www.the99declaration.org/voter_registration) even if already registered to vote in government-run elections.

The Delegates who are elected will represent the People at a CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2.0 in Philadelphia the week of July 4, 2012. Everyone who registers as a voter at http://www.the99declaration.org/voter_registration will have an "e-ballot" emailed to them when the polls open on June 1, 2012. 

During the week of July 4, 2012, the 878 elected delegates will meet in Philadelphia at CONTINENTAL CONGRESS 2.0 to ratify a Petition for Redress of Grievances, a legal document authorized by the Petition Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Once signed and ratified, the Petition will be read at a rally at Independence Hall the afternoon of July 4, 2012. A press conference, speakers including Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig and author Catherine Crier, and live music are planned.

The Petition for Redress of Grievances will then served upon all 535 members of the 112th Congress, the nine members of the Supreme Court and the President of the United States. These politicians will be asked to publicly take AN ANTI-CORRUPTION PLEDGE to redress the grievances contained in the petition and demand an end to money corrupting our politics. 

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 will also create a legal basis for a law suit against the government to compel it to redress the grievances. - click here for details.

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Tess Amoruso followed this page 2012-06-11 09:57:08 -0700
Giles Paulson commented 2012-06-06 12:00:07 -0700 · Flag
My vote is in. My travel and lodging arranged for a trip to the most important people’s congress this side of John Adams death. There will be a voice rising from Philidelphia this year which cannot be ignored. If nothing else, this is the first wave of many that will rise higher and higher until Washington is cleared of profiteers and career polititians. We will take back our country, our home. There will be a confluence of people that will not readily be dismissed.
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Daniel Penisten commented 2012-05-03 17:25:26 -0700 · Flag
This method to start corrections in Our Government and Society has a good and valid precedent. I like the 99% Movement resorting to this historical approach.

I stand ready to vote for delegates from my voting districts in California.