Tell Your Story
PEOPLE’S CONVENTION – Your turn to speak
A true democracy means “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
How has our current broken system affected your life?
- Have you been hurt by the current economic crisis?
- Is eviction from your home a real possibility?
- Is someone close to you impacted by unaffordable medical care?
- Has some corporation polluted your town’s water supply?
- Have you been treated unfairly by our justice system?
- Are your children getting an inadequate education?
Here’s your chance to tell what a real People’s Party should look like.
At our convention on August 30 we will showcase the experiences of the American people by using the videos made by you and others. Here’s your chance to tell how our government has failed us.
Tell us your story in a brief video. Introduce yourself by saying your first name and your state; speak for about 60 seconds, then say: “It’s time for a People’s Party!”
Choose any of the topics below — question #1 is the most important one — and follow the link to record your video. You can re-record as many times as you like before you click “Submit”. A good length is about 60 seconds.
It’s OK to wear a mask when you record your video and also to use a nickname for the overlay that will be added. All we ask is that you leave us your email in case we need to contact you about a problem (i.e. if your audio is not clear we’ll give you a chance to re-record).
Just relax and speak from your heart.
Please start by saying your first name (or nickname), and the state where you live.
End your video by saying, “It’s time for a new party!”
Ready? Then choose one of the topics below and click the link.
1. THE SYSTEM MAKES IT A STRUGGLE JUST TO SURVIVE
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Tell how the current system that controls the country affects your life and the life of your family. Keep it clean. It’s all yours. Go for it.
2. ARE YOU ABLE TO GROW AND THRIVE IN OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC SYSTEM?
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Living wage, social safety net, strong unions, Medicare for all, workplace democracy, modernized infrastructure, fair tax code, help for small businesses, a well-regulated financial system, public banking. Or add your own.
3. HOW CAN WE CREATE A TRUE DEMOCRACY IN OUR COUNTRY?
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Get money out of politics, ensure election integrity, defend civil liberties, protect privacy,uphold First Amendment rights, implement net neutrality, ban assault rifles,demilitarize police, repeal Citizens United, do away with the electoral
college. Or add your own.
4. HOW CAN WE BETTER PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS, HEALTH & HUMAN POTENTIAL?
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Medicare for All, free public college, forgive student loan debt, good public schools for all children, reverse school privatization, immigration reform, disability rights,end criminalization of mental illness. Or add your own.
5. OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT IS THREATENED – HOW CAN WE FIX IT?
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Green New Deal, renewable energy technology, phase out fossil fuel production, public transportation, clean air & water, preserve public lands; foster animal
welfare, protect biodiversity, promote sustainable agriculture. Or add your own.
6. WHY DO WE NEED LIBERTY, EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Abolish the private prison system, practice restorative justice, abolish the death penalty,demilitarize the police, reallocate police budgets to community building, legalize marijuana, protect voting rights, establish equality in education, protect reproductive rights, ensure LGBTQIA equality, indigenous rights. Or add your own.
7. WE WANT TO LIVE IN A PEACEFUL GLOBAL COMMUNITY
POSSIBLE TOPICS: End wars of aggression, return to habeas corpus, protect whistleblowers, address climate change, alleviate world hunger,alleviate extreme poverty, strengthen UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights,repeal the NDAA, manage emerging technology, take care of veterans. Or add your own.
8. WHY I WANT A NEW PARTY
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Dems offer nothing to help me, the lesser-of two-evils aproach has never worked and is not good enough, both parties are corrupt, both parties promote war, both parties refuse to help the people, the Democratic Party actively rejected all candidates who stand for the changes we need. Or give your own reason why we need a new party.