Always mindful of globalization and global conditions, we must rebuild our local economies for
local people and their friends, not for absentee shareholders. Alliance people are contacting
local businesspersons, local union and co-op leaders, local elected officials, and people in all
walks of life. We have visited Brazil where currently cities successfully involve tens of
thousands of ordinary citizens in making and monitoring the city budget. We are experimenting
with re-visioning and reconnecting our communities, and invite you to consult with us to help
your local people remodel their local systems.