Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 8, 2011, 12:05 a.m. EST by NYCEO
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I will start by saying now is the time. But the current demands address the symptoms, not the core problem. This movement has potential but lacks the focus that will legitimize it in an area that most people feel across demography and class. If this resolved while you have the attention of the media you obviously seem like little more than the collective fringe and lose legitimacy. It seems the root cause of our problems are in the area of the lack of transparency at the intersection between government (at all levels) and for-profit organizations and their special interest groups. Companies have the right to make a profit. They don't have a right to shape the laws that impact the quality of our lives or the future of our country/environment/international standing. I would like the leaders to take control and shape a focused agenda that the mainstream can understand and get behind. Remember, this isn't about a movement for the sake of a movement or to demonstrate the power of social media. This is a special but fleeting moment in time to force meaningful change around a real problem. Best of luck. I want to be behind you, but only around an issue that helps all Americans.