Fri, 11/25/2011 – 04:15 – Anonymous Member (not verified)
Orlando to be site of Florida’s first Occupy convention
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Orlando will host the nation’s first state-wide conference of the Occupy Movement to develop what organizers are calling “The People’s Plan.” The event is scheduled for the weekend of December 9 through 11.
The purpose of the conference will be to devise a list of desired legislative changes to be delivered on the first day of the Florida legislative session. A spokesperson with Occupy Orlando said that those involved in protests from all over the state will march on Tallahassee to deliver the plan directly to the State Capitol on January 10, 2012.
Occupy representatives from at least fourteen Florida cities will be attending the conference. Those cities include: Orlando, Bradenton, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Daytona, Tavares, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota, and Key West. There will also representatives from Florida’s Space Coast.
“The first working day of the convention will focus on generating a list of proposals,” read a statement from Brook Hines, an Occupy spokesperson. “On the second day, a General Assembly will convene to consider which of the proposals to adopt.”
Hines said the convention will be broadcast live via the Occupy Orlando Livestream website . The location has not been announced.
Phi Beta Iota: Posted anonymously, this announcement has not yet been verified but is interested as one of the early signs that Occupy may be maturing.