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Occupy Wall Street – One Year Later, It’s Back To Zuccotti Park!
Why should you take part in the one-year anniversary celebration for Occupy Wall Street? Mainly because, though we’ve worked hard to make a change, things are as bad as ever.
In a huge election year, it’s clear that our government and our democracy are now for sale to the highest bidder.
In a time of continuing unemployment, debt and tough times for the 99%, the super-rich are living lives of luxury and trying to buy the policies that will lock in their advantages permanently.
In the midst of our growing power, anti-union legislation continues to pass and anti-worker politicians continue to rise.
The destruction of the planet intensifies as dirty power companies continue to receive government subsidies, while fossil fuel lobbyists and their friends in Washington present a false alternative between jobs and the environment.
OWS will celebrate its one-year anniversary on September 17th. And it’s important that New York activists and organizers help make the anniversary something that sends a strong message across the City, across the State, all over the country and around the world.
It’s time to take the “for sale” sign off our democracy and take it back for the people. It’s time to stop the huge flows of corporate money into politics and put voters back in. Its time to sound the alarm on climate change, and to create a sustainable and just economy for all. It’s time to stop the 1% and empower the 99%.
To stop Big Money and Wall Street greed, we need a fighting force that takes on the strongest elements of the 1% with people power, direct action, smart strategy and fierce moral urgency. We need a strong and active Occupy Wall Street.
Our coalition includes major NYC labor unions, community-labor coalitions, large-scale money out of politics organizations, the strongest national environmental organizations in the country and NYC’s most effective community-based organizations. Help us continue to grow.
Join us this Wednesday to learn about the S15-S16-S17 OWS Anniversary actions and to keep the fight for economic, social and environmental justice alive.
DATE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12
TIME: 6pm – 8pm
PLACE: United Federation of Teachers 52 Broadway 19th Floor Room B and C
See you Wednesday! We are the 99%. There are more of us than them and they know it.