Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 2:50 p.m. EST by Teresa58
from Fairhope, AL
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I have made it a point to use my business email account. I cannot be certain that all of you support the Occupy Wall Street protests – but I think the vast majority of you do. It is of paramount importance, whether you are in economic straits, solidly middle or upper-middle class, or indeed wealthy, to forward this email to other likeminded individuals so that WE can demonstrate our support for Occupy Wallstreet. Here are a few suggestions to show your support:
First – please go to http://occupywallst.org/ and learn more about the protests.
Second – make a donation….food, supplies, or even $5 – this support will go a long way in sustaining this unprecedented call for corporate and government accountability.
Third – contact your Representatives and Senators (including State elected legislators), and let them know that you support Occupy Wall Street and that it’s time to end corporate influence and control of U.S. policy by abolishing outrageous donations and strictly regulating lobbying. Make sure they understand who you are: your income level, walk of life and employment status.
Fourth - if you are economically secure and have shares in stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds, contact your fund manager, your investment advisor, your banker, as appropriate, and let them know that you expect the corporations that we invest in to act responsibly and ethically on behalf of shareholders. Suggested ways: for example, by investing our shares in research and design, infrastructure, alternative energy, medical research, among many other critically needed investments.
Fifth – read press articles across the spectrum of ideologies and analysis, and keep informed about the movement. This is a peaceful protest of civil disobedience.
Finally – if you can participate beyond donations and letters, please do. There has been at least one OWS demonstration in Mobile, AL (imagine!)
I was struck by this quote from the OWS website:
“I am here to celebrate the 30th day of this protest against corporate power,” said Karanja Gacuca from Liberty Square, a former Wall Street analyst who now organizes with Occupy Wall Street. “Concerned about the egregious Wall Street bonuses — particularly after the industry accepted a tax-payer bailout and the middle class continues to be squeezed — I believe it's time for a fairer system that provides health care, education, and opportunity for all, and rejects corporate influence over government.” occupywallstreet.com, 10/17/2011.
See this link from AP newslink from today: http://news.yahoo.com/letters-occupy-protesters-span-broad-spectrum-092333436.html
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