If you have missed previous Peoples Assembly meetings or want to get caught up. Please read below, and join us at this very important meeting.
On Saturday, June 3, 2017 starting at 11:00am, the New Orleans Peoples Assembly Organizing Committee came together for the Phase 1 efforts of the ongoing work of the New Orleans Peoples Assembly. 150 attendees gathered to review the collective work that occurred over the last 6 months to engage residents across Orleans Parish in envisioning new ways for the New Orleans $615 million-dollar budget to be used, in lieu of how it is currently being used, for the purpose of improving the lives of all residents of working class people in New Orleans.
Currently, the 2017 city budget of Orleans parish designates 63% of $615 million dollars toward cops, jails, and reactive measures, while only allocating 3% of the budget to children and families, and 1% toward job development. The priorities of the city are clear based on where the money is going, and the little that is designated for children, families and job development is not necessarily for the kinds of programs that are accessible, sustainable, community based, nor solution oriented.
Therefore, this day was spent reviewing a “New Orleans Peoples Assembly Fightback Manifesto” that presents the focused areas by which our efforts over the past 6 months have revealed to us, and we collectively agree upon. We outline what we oppose the city investing any more tax payer dollars or resources, and instead demand there be intentional focus for neglected areas of need for residents Orleans Parish.
This was Phase 1 of this work. We are now in Phase 2
Come learn more about The New Orleans Peoples Assembly Fight Back Manifesto and How to Get Activley Involved.