Core Values Statement

OSP logo 400 x 300Occupy Saint Paul is a nonviolent organization committed to a just and democratic society, and it stands in solidarity with people around the globe who share this commitment.

Our values are borne from our conviction that all people have human rights. Among these human rights are freedom of speech and religion, the right of self-determination, the right to privacy, the right to control their own bodies, to peacefully assemble, and to be treated with dignity and respect. We further believe that every human being deserves to be employed in meaningful work according to his or her skills and talents, with a living wage, in an economy that is sustainable and in harmony with the environment.

Occupy Saint Paul embraces diversity and believes that all people have the right to common resources—environmental, cultural, and material—such as food, shelter, education, and health care regardless of race, belief, age, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe that these common resources must be shared in an equitable way. These are our core values, which we believe are the basis of a just and democratic society.

Occupy Saint Paul is founded for the purpose of creating a society in accordance with these core values.