We are the 99% — Raise Your Voice for DEMOCRACY!

 

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Most of our nation’s wealth and power is held by only 1% of the population – what does that mean for the rest of us?

The 1% vs. The 99%

Control of political and economic power in the U.S. is held by an extremely small number of individuals — referred to as “the 1%”.

The rest of us — “the 99%” — are at the mercy of public policies where PROFIT is favored over the human condition

The 1%

  • BENEFIT from illness, crime, poor education, pollution, and suffering . . . they run health insurance companies, prison services, heavy-polluting industries, and low-wage manufacturing/service industries.
  • Seek to SUPRESS individual rights in order to maximize profit.
  • are EMPOWERED by the normalization of oppressive and hateful rhetoric — it foments division, systemic discrimination, and violence.

The 99%

  • Many are SUFFERING from poverty, crime, and insufficient education and health services, but have no way to change their situation because they have no voice in their own government.
  • DESERVE fair government representation and actualization of civil rights
  • DESERVE healthcare services as an individual right
  • MUST UNITE to dismantle the grip of “the 1%” on power and resources!

WATCH THIS:    Inequality Media explores the 1%

 

HPTA’s STRATEGY:

  1.  Identify the root causes behind the social and political disruptions that affect “the 99%”, such as policies/laws that threaten the health, safety, freedom, education, and rights of individuals.

2. Support legislative actions that offer sustainable solutions or reform

HPTA United We Stand

Check out HPTA’s current initiatives:

Healthcare – Medicare for ALL

Racial Equity

Fixing Democracy – Fair Voting and Campaign Finance

Environmental Health and Justice – DIVESTMENT