The People’s Campaign for Equality, Jobs, and Justice is a coalition of concerned people of goodwill who have joined together to give voice to the condition of the country. As a group we are concerned with the growing frustration and mistrust of the political process in view of the continued rise in unemployment , growing gap between the haves and have not’s, and the unequal burden of sacrifice being placed on the lowest and the least.
This coalition out of shared love and concern for the country feel the need to speak in an effort to feet the moral compass of the island and its leaders around a set of core issues. The people have formulated this Manifesto in order to guide those who represent them so that they cannot continue to implement policies in the name of the people that do not serve the interests of the people.
From its origins, Bermuda has existed under a system driven by the mercantile interests, viewing people as a means to a profitable end. This People’s Manifesto demands systemic change for the benefit of the people. The narrow confines of the centuries old business centered system that privileges the narrow interests of the few over the many is incompatible with the enduring, fundamental principles of Equality, Jobs and Justice. 405 years of history tells us that this cannot be achieved without systemic change and the establishment of core principles upon which to build a new foundation for the empowerment of the People.