revolutionary New Richmonder news since 2021 (1RY)
On the 29th of July 2022 (2RY) - the first anniversary of the New Virginian July Socialist Revolution - the Blair Mountain League held its first Revolutionary Congress at the Palace of Red July in Friedecksburg Borough, New Richmond City.
The Revcong saw a complete turnout, with all party members attending either in person or through digital communications. The itinerary was set by the provisional Revolutionary Committee prior to the session. The Congress will be followed by a public Party Conference on the 3rd of August 2022 (2RY).
Acclamation of Brooklyn Hewitt as the Mother of the Revolution
Though not part of the itinerary, Party comrades rose immediately after the opening ceremony to express their appreciation of the unyielding revolutionary work of the respected Chairwoman Brooklyn Hewitt in the year since the New Virginian July Socialist Revolution. One member proposed that the Revcong grant her the unique and perpetual title of Mother of the Revolution. She was unanimously acclaimed as such by the Revcong, and the respected Chairwoman rose to graciously thank her comrades for their support, confidence, and love.
Enactment of the Party Constitution
The Congress considered the draft Party Constitution which was written by Mother Hewitt and approved by the Revcomit. The Chairwoman and Comrade Chris Faine spoke in favor of its adoption. The Constitution was adopted with unanimous approval, coming into effect immediately.
Administration of the Revolutionary Oath
Following the enactment of the Constitution, the respected Chairwoman called all comrades - including herself - to take the newly-established Revolutionary Oath:
I, a resolute student and defender of Hewittism, swear to carry out all duties incumbent upon a member of the Blair Mountain League, to observe and uphold the Party Constitution and the General Program, to carry out party decisions, to observe party discipline, to serve the New Richmonder working people, and work tirelessly to build microsocialism and advance the people’s revolution in the New Richmond Republic.
Election of the Revcomit and Chairperson
The respected Chairwoman rose to nominate candidates for election to the Revolutionary Committee. People's Commissioner K. Riley Hewitt, Comrade Chris Faine, and herself were nominated and then elected by acclamation. Mother Hewitt was unanimously re-elected as Chairwoman of the Revolutionary Committee.
Adoption of the Manifesto of the Blair Mountain League
Mother Hewitt rose to present the Manifesto of the Blair Mountain League, a basic synopsis of the principles of Hewittism which she wrote in preparation for the Revcong. She moved that the Revcong adopt the Manifesto as the centerpiece of the BML's General Program as prescribed by the new Party Constitution; following a period of discussion and review, the Manifesto was adopted unanimously.
Nomination of State Officers
The Revcomit proposed its list of nominees for the three major state offices, which are up for election at the upcoming August 2022 Convocation of the Congress of People's Councils: People's Commissioner of the Republic, Prime Minister, and First Justice of the People's Tribunal. The following list of nominees was unanimously approved by the Revcong:
Discussion regarding membership recruitment
The respected Chairwoman rose to discuss party membership numbers. At the time of the Revcong, only 31.25% of the Republic's citizenry were party members. Following a period of debate, the Revcong agreed that the Party should strive to double that percentage within the Second Revolutionary Year.
Proclamation of the BML Party Motto
Whereas the new Party Constitution directs the Revcong to adopt a motto for the Party from time to time, the Revcong moved to adopt the Blair Mountain League's motto: Born in Revolution, from a quote attributed to Mother Jones.
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