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Join Occupy Wall Street On Election Day!

Posted 5 years ago on Nov. 3, 2012, 11:18 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: election day, occupy times square, goldman sachs, n6

goldman sachs 2012: your only choice

Nov. 5: Victory Party at Goldman Sachs

When: Monday, Nov. 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Goldman Sachs (200 West St, New York, NY)
Facebook Event

The System isn’t broken – it’s fixed!

Every four years, billions of dollars are spent convincing Americans that we all have a choice in our leadership. Endlessly repeating political ads and staged debates insist your $5 contribution is just as powerful as Goldman Sachs’ millions in contributions to both sides. Do you really believe this? People who contributed $5 are now living on the streets because of foreclosure, while those who contributed millions are better off than ever.

Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and JPMorgan played starring roles in the financial collapse of 2008. Yet Congress and the President bailed them out. They still receive cash infusions from the Federal Reserve to cover future losses on their “investments.” The $5 donation crowd pays for this through taxes and the debasement of the dollar. Since 2008, investment banks broke disclosure laws, manipulated the rates that are the foundation of all financial interactions, laundered money from drug lords, promoted anti-US terrorism by ignoring financial embargoes… the list just goes on and on and on. But not one of these banksters has been indicted or gone to jail. From the cop on the beat to our President, our government has been purchased by the ultra-rich, who hold the reins of power.

Every four years these faux rulers like to throw themselves a victory party. We’re not invited. But this time things are going to be different. On Election Eve at 7PM, Occupy Wall Street is going to be standing in front of Goldman Sachs and telling it like it is: whoever wins, we the people lose. Why not join us at the Occupy mocktail party? It will be fun. Formal dress encouraged. Refreshments will be provided.

On Election Day, why wait until the official tally comes in? After all, here on Wall Street, we are always the first to know who won. At the true epicenter of American power, the 1% will mingle, pour some bubbly, and then call the elections early. Regardless of which party snags the seat of power, we have already won!!!

Nov. 6: Wall Street Election Day Victory Party

When: Tuesday, Nov. 6 @ 5:00 PM
Where: Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) {NOTE: If power is still out in Manhattan, and train service is severely limited, we will instead meet in the new Wall Street, Midtown Manhattan, at Bryant Park}
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A note on proper attire: Be sure to dress in your 1% finest! If you don't have a suit that's okay, there's always a role for the 99% to play.

Nov. 6: Occupy Times Square

When: Tuesday, Nov. 6 @ 9:00 PM
Where: Times Square
Facebook Event

The elections have already been stolen.

Due to the influence of money in politics, no matter which candidates are victorious on November 6th, Wall Street still wins. Now, you may choose not to vote because you think the electoral system is totally bankrupt. Or you may choose to vote because as bad as things are, they could get much worse. That's up to you. But we don't need to argue about it, because we can all agree: voting by itself will not bring about the changes we need.

Question the legitimacy of an electoral process that has been hijacked by corporate money. Create a pathway for people to go from voting to being actively involved in social movements. Connect people to existing Occupy campaigns and projects - from Strike Debt to Occupy the Pipeline.

As soon as the polls close, let's gather in Times Square and show people what REAL democracy looks like - holding a People's Assembly and creating a place where anyone can speak, not just those who raise money to run for office. We can bring "planks" on different issues and assemble The People's Platform. This is a great outreach opportunity to connect new people to Occupy and related movements.



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[-] 2 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

They win. We lose. Pretty simple.

Good thing we have finally had enough and are ready to do our own thing.....oh wait? What?

Shit, you mean the people are going to do the same god damn thing all over again? Ugh...

[-] 1 points by primitivetimes (73) 5 years ago

"If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it." -Mark Twain