How Everyone Can Help Occupy Wall Street Movement
The mainstream media coverage is starting to focus on Occupy Wall Street movement with ABC News covering NYPD macing female protesters. The video is available on Youtube and OccupyWallStreet.org A quick google search will turn up about 1,000 blogs covering the nonviolent protest, centered around voicing the needs of 99 percent of the American people.
Occupy Chicago, sister to the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City, is a movement to raise political consciousness among the general public, showing that the government makes the decisions that affect us all simply do not have our best interests in mind. 99 percent of Americans are governed by the 1 percent of the superrich class. We live this every day: in the broken justice system, the widening class gap and increased poverty and joblessness, corporations considered as people, corruption in politics and police, a lack of health insurance, unpopular wars waged in our name, and how the US perpetuates inadequacy world wide.
This protest is for everyone from the college kids in debt to their eyeballs with no job prospects, the out-of-work teachers who are watching their rights dwindle, the union supporters waiting for work, people who are laid off, the single parents who are out of options, the people who are ignored. We are all the 99 percent.
Their demands, our requirements for our society are breaking the chains that shackle us. We have only one demand: an ultimatum for a better life.
· Ending capital punishment is our one demand.
· Ending wealth inequality is our one demand.
· Ending police intimidation is our one demand.
· Ending corporate censorship is our one demand.
· Ending the modern gilded age is our one demand.
· Ending political corruption is our one demand.
· Ending joblessness is our one demand.
· Ending poverty is our one demand.
· Ending health-profiteering is our one demand.
· Ending American imperialism is our one demand.
· Ending war is our one demand.
If you agree with these and want to help, there are so many ways to take a stand against the 1 percent of America who is making all of the decisions that affect your life. Involve yourself and take it back!
First, find @OccupyChicago and #occupychi on Twitter.com, then retweet our messages. If you tweet out @OccupyChicago’s information to your friends, your friends can choose to be informed. The more people that know about us, then the more people that can help us grow and help us change the world. Just say hi with a hashtag. #occupyChi and @OccupyChicago find us directly and immediately.
Search for Occupy Chicago on Facebook and like us. We are listed as a community. We also have an ongoing event. Then, like with Twitter, share our information, links, and events and help us spread the word.
Options like retweeting and Facebooking are simple and free so that everyone can be involved.
Scope our website at occupychi.org. It’s easy to share our site on Twitter or Facebook and help us spread our message. We also have a donation page. We really appreciate anything anyone can give.
Talk about us to your friends and family. Mention our Facebook, Twitter, and website so everyone can check us out. The more people we reach, the more people will understand that we represent their interests. Right now, we seem vague and menacing and only through spreading our messages of support, solidarity, and change can we show everyone that we speak for them, for a better way of life.
We’ll be camped out at the US Federal Bank Building on LaSalle and Jackson in downtown Chicago from now on, so please, stop on by and say hello. Any visitors bringing positivity are always welcome. We hold daily events, so check out our Twitter and come contribute.
We also encourage donations of food, bottled water, blankets, cardboard for signs, tarps or garbage bags. But mostly, we’d really like to see your smile and hear your ideas on how to make our world better for all of us.