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Forum Post: THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE IDEA, LET US NOT RUSH IT AND WASTE IT

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 11, 2011, 8:51 p.m. EST by loveandlight (5)
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Please have an honest discussion at the General Assembly on August 13th if we will be ready or if the date should be changed to allow more momentum to build. Should we have it coincide with election season? Have we rallied enough people? We get one shot and we should not waste it. The FBI and NYPD already know we are having the event and can assemble a proper security team with even less notice, but can we assemble enough supporters to make this event the historic game changer it needs to be?

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[-] 2 points by greglaw (2) from Portland, OR 2 years ago

Out of curiosity- why do you say that we get one shot and shouldnt waste it?

I think that an attempt to protest in this way needn't be the last if it doesnt work. It can take years for a campaign like this to achieve traction and make real change- although it would be great if the first event is successful in a huge way and helps us a long, i dont see why it's failure would be so terminal. Why not just learn from our mistakes and keep trying?

That being said, I also agree that honest, advanced planning to avoid wasted effort is a very intelligent idea.

[-] 2 points by Dragonfire1024 (16) from Kittery, ME 2 years ago

Very good question. So far it seems that #occupywallstreet on twitter is really picking up...in both a positive and negative way. Would be nice to get some big names to actually support the cause whether by email or snail mail. Some kind of formal request perhaps. If we keep the date as is, we need to spread the word harder and more significantly. I know funds may not exist, but perhaps there can be some kind of advertising on billboards or something in NYC and surrounding areas. Maybe Ads in newspapers. Definitely pick up on spreading fliers. I have been telling people by word of mouth and there are several I know that want to attend and if they can't they fully support the cause. We need to definitely mob the public with notices somehow.

[-] 2 points by kenna2113 (4) from Kansas City, MO 2 years ago

im sure that street art is something that could be used perfectly for this.... not all street art, but its something that will get the attention of a younger crowd. the one worry i have about that is it being looked down upon from other generations than mine. but i feel a mix of street art and posters put up in high traffic areas would expose a good amount of people in this.

[-] 1 points by Solinvictus (4) 2 years ago

That Lupe Fiasco concert will be great if he does it

[-] 1 points by arcadie (10) from Reno, NV 2 years ago

There's a PR team working on this... if you would like to volunteer, let us know!

[-] 1 points by Dragonfire1024 (16) from Kittery, ME 2 years ago

The cheapest way to go in terms of paper, would be newspapers. Even if on Sundays running a half page ad would be a good start. If there is a mailing list, people should sign up, and that way they can tell others an easier place to go if they don't use Twitter or Facebook. If no mailing list exists, one should be created. Free spaces for fliers include supermarket and college bulletin boards, coffee shops and small cafes usually have them too. Of course the fastest way is the internet. Again, this is where some big names would come in handy. We could really use a boost.