Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 3, 2011, 6:29 p.m. EST by John26
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I applaud your effort and enthusiasm, and I hope that at the very least a "spark" of some kind will be ignited by this movement. That said, I would like to offer you some words of advice.
1) Develop a leadership of some kind and formulate demands and tangible goals. Its easy to be mad at something and demand change, but what are the alternatives that you all can find consensus on? Is there current legislation or proposals that you think you can support that will advance your cause.
2) Try to contact congressmen. Districts with high student populations should at least listen to what you have to say, since I would go out on a limb here and suggest that the vast majority of young people think that the old system is currupt and ineffective.
3) Have you considered moving? Wall Street has some symbolic value to it, but you're not as visible there as you could be in say other areas of NYC. Now, if I wanted to break a media blackout, I might opt for places that lots of tourists go to. Try 67th and Columbus Street, which is directly infront of ABC studios, as well as Millenium Towers, home to some of the most famous and wealthy inhabitants of Manhattan. Directly on the other side of the block is Lincoln Center, it's down from Juliard, and close to Central Park.
4) Start a phone call blitz to a congressman or representative.
5) Are there any other groups that you can align yourself with? Anyone with a talk show?
Hopefully this will spread and be the un-corporately backed answer to the tea party (spelled in the lower case intentionally).