On 10 and 11 November, the Citizens’ Party of Sandus held its annual Congress with the theme of “Approaching the Common Economy.” The assembled members of the Party approved multiple motions and held open discussion on topics of importance to Sandum workers. Attendees noted this year’s high level of participating, with most Party members making an appearance.
After the customary playing of the Internationale, Party Secretary Adam Camillus von Friedeck delivered brief opening remarks. He praised the progress being made on forming an economic union (the Common Economy) within the Social System shared with his home country of Überstadt. He also celebrated political achievements being made by leftists around North America and the world, including the surprise victory of socialist Seattle councilmember in her reelection bid.
The Congress then deliberated over Secretary von Friedeck’s outline for the treaty establishing the Common Economy. Following minor edits and reaching a consensus on the composition of the economic governing body, the outline was adopted by a unanimous vote. A full draft will go to a direct vote of the Sandum and Überstadti peoples in December.
The annual election of the Party Secretary then occurred. Secretary von Friedeck stood unopposed and was elected to his sixth term by acclamation.
For the remainder of the Saturday session, Party members considered ways to confront the burgeoning far-right movement in the places they live and in the micronational community. Discussion also began on a mutual-aid system to benefit Sandum workers.
The Secretary reconvened the Congress on Sunday for a special vote approving the list of candidates for sagamorial succession. This passed unanimously.