The Charter is both a 'Declaration' of purpose for EDA and a ‘Constitution’ or articles of self-organization for our operations as a democratic commons. The final document will be made public shortly – keep your eyes open for an announcement.
In Philadelphia, convention attendees also went into the historic center to visit Independence Hall, where this country’s Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed nearly 250 years ago. While it was the Founders’ example that inspired us to hold our gathering in the same city, none of us anticipated the magnitude of our own experience where a small group of individuals working together emerged from the event so much more powerful than the sum of our parts.
We know we can replicate this in future efforts, working together to realize EDA’s primary goal to advocate with our elected officials and others in positions of power and influence “for practical measures to meet the essential needs of all people through cooperative labor, ecologically-balanced production and distributive networks.” This is what we’re up to and who we are.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR EDA?
This next year (from mid-2018 to mid-2019) will be full of activity as we begin to turn our focus from laying down a solid foundation to building out into the world. What does that mean? Expanding our biocapacity research, growing our educational efforts, creating an advocacy training program and, of course, assuring our success in these (and other) ventures by finding the best possible people to carry this work forward through an election and search process.
That’s you. Join us!