Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 19, 2012, 3:57 p.m. EST by jaktober
from Sonoma, CA
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Hey all. I've been probably one of the most vocal and tempted voices to use this forum (and Occupy in general) as a way to talk about electoral politics and political activism. However, it is common that any conversation about specific candidates/parties end up turning into petty arguments. I personally feel like both Ron Paul and the Green Party are great venues to achieve positive change in government. However, Occupy itself is a non-partisan movement, aimed at raising awareness of issues, with less emphasis on specific actions.
The NDAA protest of Feb. 3rd is probably the most productive thing Occupy can do, in addition to educating people on how to contact their representatives about legislation.
However, for those on here that want to talk about specific candidates, parties and strategies, perhaps we can use other forums.
For "Progressives" let's use: http://progressive-independence.org
For general political conversation (and out reach): http://politicalforum.com
I am on all of these (as "jaktober"). We should continue the dialogue set up on these Occupy forums, but out reach does not seem welcomed here, and organizing is better done with groups of agreement.