Posted 5 years ago on June 1, 2014, 9:55 p.m. EST by dfmelony
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Good evening, Occupiers. I am a former member of Occupy Sacramento, and I have a lot of respect for what Occupy has done and the sort of change they have garnered in the States.
I'm working with some fellow activists to organize a national demonstration against female inequality and gendered violence. We want to get people together, so we understand our strength in numbers. From there, I feel those who are frustrated and disenfranchised can begin committing tangible acts of change. However, a lot of our tactics for bringing people in have been hit and miss, especially trying to find activists in places we don't have personal ties to, even though I'm seeing tons of agreement with our goals in the wake of Elliot Rodger. (sidenote, I really don't want to debate Elliot Rodger, we're going much bigger picture. I politely request not derailing.)
So what I'm asking is: what made Occupy successful in its beginnings, aside from being totally on point? How did they manage to reach out to people they didn't know from other places and make shit happen?