Next speaker: Vermont US Postal Service union leader Omar Fernandez informs us that both corporate parties have been besieging the USPS for decades. Case in point: 2006, the PAEA that makes USPS fully fund 75 years' worth of pensions, which is causing the annual operating losses (USPS could be profitable otherwise). The American Postal Workers Union's Vermont Chapter endorses MPP. Wow. Influential people in both corporate parties have been concern-trolling, then saying, Sorry, we can't fix that problem because reasons. The people are standing up and fighting privatization of the Postal Service—amazing to behold. Lastly, we have power as people: Scripture tells us that we're gods; look it up. And even more lastly, the gospel of Marianne Williamson, about daring to let our lights shine. Powerful stuff.
We're just over an hour in, and Fernandez is the eighth speaker. His speech seems to be going longer than his predecessors. There are 33 speakers on the bill. Not sure this is going to end as scheduled.
Brana says MPP is all about representing workers, including of course postal workers.
Lee Camp appears via a pre-recorded live stand-up, f-bombs included. Trump is a symptom "of how fucked up shit has gotten." He's not the cause.
Brana announces that #PeoplesParty has cracked the Top 10 Trending on Twitter just now.
The awesome Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap of Move to Amend, longtime Green Party member, promotes the We the People Amendment (the sole focus of her organization): Corporations are not people with constitutional rights, and campaign contributions are not First Amendment–protected speech. We can make no progress until we end corporate rule; whenever government act in the people's interest, big corporations sue government, effectively guaranteeing that the people have no influence. Even though she's a Green, she enthusiastically supports the formation of the People's Party as a new major party.
Chris Hedges gets a lengthy introduction. The System has given us a choice: "...the concentration of oligarchic power under Donald Trump, or the concentration of oligarchic power under Joe Biden." "Only one thing matters to the oligarchs...the primacy of corporate power, which has extinguished our democracy and left most of the working class and the working poor in misery." Vote, sure, but also participate in civil disobedience (where actual democracy still happens). Now he takes Sanders to task for not joining the delegates who walked out of the Philadelphia Democratic Convention in 2016. Yes, he's using the term "sheepdog." Trump is a problem, sure, and worse than Biden in multiple ways; Biden is not the solution, however: more of the same. He ends by saying VOTE GREEN, not because we'll win, but for the reasons foregoing, and quoting himself about fighting fascists not because he thinks he'll win but because they're fascists.