Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 3:47 p.m. EST by slickrjt
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I've been supportive of the Occupy Wall street Movement and all the ideals behind it. I've spent the better part of two hours this afternoon reading and posting threads in the OccupyWallStreet forum on the main website for the movement, and got into what I thought was a very progressive back-and-forth brainstorming session with another supporter.
At the end of it all, I (we) WANT to take some action...some tangible, concrete action...but I am not sure how to go about it.
Basically the idea has 4 main parts:
1) focus strongly on a single issue (we both believe it should be the issue that began the movement in the first place, Get The Money Out Of Politics).
2) organize a national petition along those lines demanding a fundamental change on campaign finance laws and get as many signatures are possible.
3) organize a coordinated letter-writing campaign, asking ALL supporters of the O.W.S. movement to write one letter a month to their congress representative, both state senators, and President Obama (four letters, four envelopes, four stamps - per person, per month which is very doable).
4) unite the different Occupy __ Movements from across the nation in a unified large-scale march on Washington DC.
So...aside from interacting in the forum (which is good for voicing ideas, or learning the time and place for protests), I am not quite sure what avenues are available in the organization to organize and take tangible ACTION to make these things happen. Perhaps you, or whoever is in charge of disseminating information can put the idea out there.
Either way, I strongly encourage the leaderless "leadership" of the Occupy Wall Street Movement to work on establishing some tools or framework to allow individual supporters to turn ideas into action.
Thank you for your time and consideration!