Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 19, 2011, 1:43 p.m. EST by JimiNixen
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"Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it" I'd like to suggest that it will not be enough to just complain, and at some point, action will need to be taken.
To that end, I would like to suggest that the STOCK Act, makes for the perfect 'takeoff' issue. If you want to see the movement really take flight in the next 60 days, here's your issue.
Why? It solves a problem.
We have the Media's attention, but we've lost the message. And the result is that the public has no clue what 'OccupyWallStreet' would do if the Public supported the movement.
The clearest message, is action. Action is indisputable. Make the World a better place, and the World will take notice.
Essentially, the 'The STOCK Act' would criminalize Congressional exploitation of the information gained in their public employment by prohibiting Congressional members and staff from trading these securities on Wall Street. see: http://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr1148
What we need are clear, simple, talking points. And, I'd like to suggest, that The STOCK Act, tells the story of the 99%, and pulls the movement all back together again by recapturing the message.
Just look at the Talking Points: The STOCK Act is 'WallStreet related' The STOCK Act is 'Congress Related' The STOCK Act is 'Anti-Corruption' The STOCK Act is a '99% issue' The STOCK Act is a 'National Action that makes the World a better place'
These are the talking points we need for the next 90-days. We need to galvanize the movement. We need to secure wide-spread public support. And, we need to make the World a better place, through measurable political action.
The key with The STOCK Act, is that it's a Congressional litmus test.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litmus_test_(politics) It will show you who is with the 99%, and who is firmly encamped with Wall Street and the 1%.
It is short, sweet, and to the point. What you want is every media correspondent, asking every Congressional staff member where they stand on The STOCK Act. To do this, you need every American telling the media, that The STOCK ACT is issue of the day. This Litmus test enables the media to tell us where Congress stands. Only the 1% would benefit from The STOCK Act not passing. And, thus, only those members of Congress that support the 1% would oppose The STOCK Act.
I'm sure that there may be 'bigger' issues that you think the movement should address. There will be plenty of time for these issue. But, we need to gain the trust and support of the 99%, the trust and support of those in the Media that are covering the story, and we need to show actionable results in a very short timeframe.
Again, we need the 'Galvanizing Story'. The talking points where we all (all 99%) agree. The Talking Points that re-capture the message. The Litmus Test, to know where Congress stands on these issues. And, the Congressional Results that demonstrate that American Politics are no longer following the Status Quo.