Occupy Boulder Vision Statement – A Living Document
We who occupy Boulder as citizens of Earth realize our interdependence with all life as well as the threat our behavior poses to the planet’s biosphere. We recognize no separation between the health of the planet and the health of the human community. To survive and thrive, we must defend, repair and support life.
Within the human community, we envision:
A society where everyone has their essential needs met and can develop their full potential, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, class, religion and creed.
Transparent systems of governance that represent the hearts, minds, and wills of the people.
Working together to build a true democracy where political institutions work to benefit all, not just a privileged few.
A democracy where everyone feels rewarded and is encouraged to take personal responsibility, participate in decision-making, and listen respectfully to all points of view.
An economy where we value human and environmental needs over monetary gain and which benefits all, not just the privileged few.
An end to war and violence on the personal and communal levels, and a commitment to the peaceful resolution of disputes.
A culture of respect fully integrated with its local ecosystem.
A culture and politics that serves and protects the well-being of present and future generations.