Concerned Citizens Cooperative hereby referred to as CCC
CCC is a hub of voluntary membership dedicated to the development of cooperative business initiatives serving the needs of under-privileged communities.
Based on the values of cooperation, independent from government, recognizing the freedom of action, we strive to build a national support network capable of providing guidance and support at the local level.
We will work with all factions and causes compatible with a free society; self-sustaining: that provide all stakeholders open access to information regarding affiliates, contacts and financial well being.
At CCC we will hold our management accountable to all members through democratic review of inputs, outcomes and processes. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our members through these cooperative ventures, in an effort to reduce members dependence on government programs.
We believe in the power of voluntary commitment, as this business model can be adapted to supply ANY of the basic needs of society. We will challenge the ever expanding government infringement upon liberties and eventually limit government to its proper constitutional function.
Our Basic Co-operative Principle
When humans abide by a moral order; exercising responsibility for their person while respecting the presence of others; then proceed to extend a helping hand through voluntary commitment to those less fortunate, the need for authoritarian force and involvement will lessen.
Our CONSTITUTIONAL Cooperative Creed
Preamble – To achieve diversity of interests represented by our principle and common goals; achieving results through cooperation within a well-structured organization; based on voluntary action; functioning in a democratic fashion allowing a republic form of representation; allowing all members equal representation; all of which will be addressed in this creed.
- In this organization we realize that by including interests of all, true wholeness can be achieved. We adhere to our common goal of striving to maintain individual pursuit of happiness and quality of life. We as individuals assume responsibility for our actions while understanding that each of us are representatives of the whole.
- A well defined structure will aid in the process to function effectively. Representation of objectives will be dispersed equally between all members through a unifying national hub composed of directors elected locally through their regional body. Our bylaws will be open to public scrutiny and amendments added when and if membership brings a concern forward. All accounting of expenditures will be available in a scheduled and timely manner.
- Voluntary action of all members will remain our number one asset. A solid core of volunteers able to react in any instance, be it emergency or a social need, whether occasionally or continuously. They will be treated with the utmost respect and appreciation.
- In order to achieve lasting results, our organization strives to remove the yoke of an over-reaching state of government control in all aspects of our society. We understand that dependency results in an eventual loss of liberty. We will support every cause consistent with our values that demonstrates a capability to replace a governmental program with a local community based initiative based on cooperation.
- We recognize that no one cause, no single issue, no particular region supercedes the common cause to improve the quality of life of all members as a whole regardless of station in life, race, religion or sexual preference. We agree to achieve these common goals by implementing the concept of cooperation and competition instead of the exercise of compromise.
- All programs, all economic activity, all educational material and consultations will be done absent of material gain above costs. As a non-profit with national interests, all cooperative entities we help establish will strive to follow our non-profit objectives. Having stated such, we agree that a constant state of charitable giving to maintain financial objectives is unrealistic and not necessarily compatible with our goals of freedom from dependency.
[This creed is subject to revision and members ratification]
February 20, 2019