Amendment 54 to Article II - Proposed by Michele Andersen

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31 Justice. We work to be diverse multicultural Beloved Communities where all thrive.
32 We covenant to dismantle racism and all forms of systemic oppression. We support the use of
33 inclusive democratic processes to make decisions aimed at the equitable distribution of power and wealth.

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See my #56. You are getting to the place I, for one, would aspire to in order to restore trust in the democratic process.

#76 also appears to be exploring this idea of a redistribution of power and wealth under the equity value.

wow! i really like this phrasing. i hope it gets to the 10 or so that get discussed during GA!

I’m reviewing the Justice proposed amendments. You are already aware that amendment 13 is similar. I am wondering if the phrase you want is not already contained in the “equity” value.

Equity. We declare that every person has the right to flourish with inherent dignity and worthiness.

We covenant to use our time, wisdom, attention, and money to build and sustain fully accessible and inclusive communities.

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