Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 17, 2011, 12:11 a.m. EST by occupier35988
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I'm a little concerned upon hearing the OWS has raised ~$300,000. Not because I think whomever is running the show will misspend it, but because it cannot be spent in a way that best suits the interests of the protesters as a whole.
I have an idea to decide how this money should be spent. We create a forum. Not like the one we're currently on, but a forum where we can create polls and vote on nominated ideas. We would need a week to set up the forum, get the word out, and give anyone who is a part of the movement or in support of the movement time to register and figure out how to post.
The process would be simple. We'd all throw out ideas. Run up the page count on a thread. Anything OWS people want, put it in there. From there, we have a selected groups of admins/moderators scour the thread and record the ideas. Some time later, this will be put to a poll which will be open for a pre-determined amount of time. Perhaps a day or two. Sooner wouldn't allow all to vote, and later would encourage people to register more than one account. From there, we could use the forum as a discussion tool on how we can feasibly accomplish what the donations are decided to go towards.
The core group of 6 guys currently running the show would have leeway to spend a certain portion based on what they're currently looking into (regarding an apartment near OWS).
What are your thoughts on this?