Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Productive Meetings and Actions Forming in Occupy
The campaign to end corporate personhood is picking up steam. The group of occupiers working on this would like to reform the campaign financing process. They would like for people running for office to be able to get a certain amount of state money to do so. This would mean that politicians wouldn't be so dependent or beholden to wealthy donors. They are holding town halls in Brooklyn on April 4th at Brooklyn Borough Hall at 209 Joralemon Street, and in Manhattan at Hotel Trades Council at 707 8th Avenue. Those interested in further information can go to www.ows.re-configure.org The other productive effort of late is the effort to get occupier George Martinez on the ballot for Congress. Occupiers are going out amongst the public and getting the signatures which will enable him to go on the ballot. Both these efforts are an evolution of occupy, as occupy has to actively engage the system and the rest of society.