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LTA, Powerpoint Additions (English)

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To win these structural reforms

to rules and laws
THEY CREATED AN INFRASTRUCTURE
TO ADVANCE THEIR IDEAS.
In 1971, corporate lawyer and future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, Jr. wrote a memo to his friend Eugene Sydnor, Jr., the Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Powell Memo was a warning to corporations that they must take the fight for power as seriously as the drive for profits.
We can fight to return to where things were before the financial crisis. While for many of us these periods were more hopeful than where we are now, profound racial and gender disparities and environmental destruction meant they weren’t sustainable and they weren’t working for a whole lot of us.
...OR...
there are three paths we can take ...
But, if we craft a vision for an America in which the health and well-being of ALL families, ALL communities, and OUR PLANET are prioritized in our national bottom line …
We have identified the principles of a new economy and just democracy, and the pathways that our structural reforms must follow to get us there.
Democratic control
of capital

Racial Justice

Corporations for
the common good

Ecological
sustainability

Real Democracy
IMMIGRATION
REFORM
REVENUE
FUTURE OF
WORK
BANK
ACCOUNTABILITY
COMMUNITY CONTROL
STRUCTURAL EQUITY
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
PUBLIC CONTROL OF THE ECONOMY
DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT
DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT
COMMUNITY CONTROL
PUBLIC CONTROL OF THE ECONOMY
STRUCTURAL EQUITY
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY
During these strategic inquiries, we found a number of structural reforms
that came up
We need to win structural reforms that transfer power from the 1% and corporations back to people and the public.
We need to change the dominant narrative (win the battle of big ideas, advance our own ideas), and build power.
We need to win structural reforms that build our power to take on bigger fights.
We refuse to let our present challenges prevent us from fully rethinking how our democracy and economy work. If we lower our expectations of what’s possible, then we’ve already lost.
Our next move?
Given where we are today,
MILLIONS
We can inspire
of people to join us.
making changes, large and small,
They identified pathways to a 1% economy that would take
power away from all of us and give it to them.
They followed each
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