Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 16, 2011, 5:31 p.m. EST by OldLeftie
from Washington, DC
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I respectfully suggest that we've done all we can in NYC and elsewhere. We have proven that we are both reasonable and serious, and that we have the best interests of the nation at heart. Many comments here indicate that we're ready for something more, and that Wall Street is not the venue for it. Therefore, I propose:
The entire Occupy movement should come down to DC and camp in Anacostia Park, site of the original Bonus March Encampment in 1932. Do what the Bonus Marchers did. Set up a clean, formal encampment. I'm sure there are enough sponsors who will pay for potties and showers.
Then, every day, all those at the encampment should get up at 6:30 a.m. and march down Maryland Avenue to the Capitol and spend the day visiting their Senators and Representatives. Every day until they get something done, like a nationwide Section 8 subsidy program so that everyone pays 1/3 of their monthly income for housing.
Let's get organized, Fellow Workers!