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Watch Reverend Billy's Unholy Matrimony in Albany this Tuesday

Posted 11 years ago on May 5, 2013, 9:44 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: fair elections, money out of politics, albany, reverend billy

I now pronounce you

If you are prepared to object to the unholy union of big business and the United States government, we implore you to join us in Albany, Tuesday, May 7th when Reverend Billy will preside over the ceremony to wed big business and government in a celebration even the wedding industrial complex would love. Since the law considers corporations people, then why can't they marry one?

We need you to show up in the streets with us on Tuesday to show Albany that we will not allow our democratic process to continue to be directed to serve the interests of big business and the 1%. We need more, we deserve better, and we are demanding a structural change in our elections. How many more years must we suffer the results of legislators who govern with the fingers of capital around their throats? How many more resources must we lose to the 1% and big business?

We live in a world that is defined at every moment by big business. From destroying local business communities, to enslaving our bodies to the pharmaindustry, the quality of our lives are determined by strategic plans drafted to serve the relentless building of capital.

Through the policies and candidates purchased through legislative loopholes and the coffers of cash found on K Street, our modern world is not one with with a separation of big business and state, but one of total devotion between these two massive entities.

At last we will witness the happiness to be found between offshore money and onshore servitude. On the same day in which those who choose to support the status quo by holding a sham hearing, activists will be in force to defend a publicly demanded system that continues to serve the community of New York City. It is called "public financing" and what it means is that elections are financed with money from the local community, not funds from mysterious LLCs with corporate financiers hiding in the shadows.

Join us and say no. Join us and demand a better system in New York State. We can lead the way to a new playing field in the United States that serves the people by rendering impotent the power of corporations with profits that outsize the GDP of many countries.

"All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law," proclaimed Theodore Roosevelt. Certainly we can finally finish this fight, over a century later when we enter Room 124 of the State Capitol Building with our signs to show that the people should always contribute testimony on legislation that directly affects us.

Join the bus leaving from Union Square, Tuesday morning, in NYC.

Demand better for all of us. Just get on the bus.



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[-] 3 points by elf3 (4203) 11 years ago

Great statement - love it ! Wish I could be there !!

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 years ago

Teddy Roosevelt also thought corps should focus on responsibility to community not only on profit/stockholders.

Great action. MSM will ignore. but good illustrative effort.

in compliment, & a bump.


[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 years ago

Corp personhood, a root of our problems

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 years ago

Judge rejects corp personhood!!


Small success, Slow progress. Spread it around, Build on it

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

A step closer to removing the false personhood. Makes a nice tweet.

Frack Corporate Personhood - In These Times http://inthesetimes.com/article/14961/frack_corporate_personhood#.UY-0mrwP5AY.twitter Corp(se)oRATions R not People. A move 2 support sanity.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 11 years ago

A nice tweet indeed.


[-] -2 points by LoneRanger (-307) 11 years ago

Tweet this, tweet that. Repeat repeat repeat. Who cares!

Go outside for once. Get off your computer and protest like the rest of us. What's with this forum obsession. You don't help Occupy with your boring tweets. How many followers do you have? 5? Get out of your retirement home before it's too late. Just go out and protest.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

LoneStranger doing the - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAcr-S1LSw - Again and in-perpetuity.

You poo poo reaching out on social media - but one of your main drives ( or so you say ) is to build a bridge to the ground.

Your stinking ummm thinking(?) is a bit screwy to say the LEAST.

[-] -1 points by LoneRanger (-307) 11 years ago

Are you in kindergarten? I guess old age is like childhood?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

HighHO LoneStranger your theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAcr-S1LSw - awayyyyyyyyyyyy

round and round and round...................

Should play Ur theme song for the people - prior 2 making a comment - let em know what U R about.

[-] 1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago


I didnt really enjoy this, but looks like Kelly was onto something :)

[-] 1 points by doru001 (174) 11 years ago

You better read this: http://mail001.blogspot.com More than one single idea at a time, better explanation, better strategy.

[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 8 years ago

Anthem and Cigna merging. Wow, who didn't see this coming.

Less choices, less competition, higher prices, and worse service.

Thanks ACA, another homerun for the Wall St.

On a side note, my rates just increased the usual 23% this summer as usual. A trend for four years now that I dont see stopping anytime soon.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 8 years ago

Awww. Count your blessings while you can. Your rates increases are much lower than credit card loan rates from the leeches cared for by the (Non-)Federal (No-)Reserve. A smart tactic is to own a leech farm which I suspect to be within your reach. Remember that leeches are F.D.A. approved and contribute greatly to Gross Domestic Product (Disgusting Domestic Violence Drug).

Is there any international tribal cuisine for preparing leeches for food aside from the Wall Street tribe's? Hmm, Enron seems to be a promising lead for gas frying.


[-] 0 points by Paaatriot101 (31) 11 years ago

What people need to understand is that even trying to stop them from funding elections is NOT the answer ... Our senators and representatives own stocks and some have been CEO's and/ or former lobbyist... really want corporations out we need DIVEST OR RESIGN... http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/DivestOrResign/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/R-R-O-O-T-S-Real-Restrictions-On-Officials-Trading-Stocks/296178800403843 ... just saying...