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Ten days ago, my wife and I joined a group of some 150 concerned citizens who were gathering in Sacramento’s Fremont Park to express their solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. This group was a microcosmic reflection of our country in general, and our culturally diverse state in particular. People of every age group, ethnic stripe, and economic circumstance were richly represented there. Using the Zuccatti Park movement as a template for our own, we soon got down to the arduous and painstaking process of formulating a consensus (a lofty goal, but one that is far from complete as I write this). Lest we forget, democracy (unlike dictatorship) is, by it’s very nature, an untidy business, to say the least.
After breaking up into constituent committees (media, messaging, supply, logistics, etc.), we eventually reformed into a general assembly, adopted certain general principles, and voted to reconvene on Thursday, October 6 at Cesar Chavez Park, across from City Hall. At that point, everyone of us had been given tasks to complete and missions to accomplish. Our responsibilities were to our local group, and to each other.