Flood the Phone Lines and e-mail of Politicians Who Suport the 1%
There are numerous politicians who are totally in the pockets of the 1%. I don't have to name them - you already know who they are. Selectively target the ones who are the most deaf to our voice and stop up the plumbing with our voice. That is simple, legal, and a legitimate means of petitioning. It would also be good to occupy their local offices with groups that could come and go all the blessed time.
How would we feel if Tea Party members did this to some of the activists of occupywallst? we should do this to the government or other institutions, not individuals, as a form of protest.
Stephen Adler commented
Add twitter to that
Marie Kalivas Devine commented
First be sure you want what Occupy Wall Street stands for.
Signs say: Millionaires, your time is up. Party for Socialism and Liberation, PSLweb.org
Another sign says, The present is struggle, the future is ours. (Had a picture of Che, Socialist leader) Party for Socialism and Liberation, PSLweb.org
PSLweb.org website said event coming:
Dec 03 Marxism Class: The Scientific Basis for Socialism, Chicago Class
PSLweb.org website shows connection with ANSWER referred to by former KGB at:
kgb__socialism__unions__blacks__workers_world_connection.html 2-19-11 including:
"Even more significant is that the Hezb'allah representatives
demonstrating on the first day of the Cairo uprising
were carrying flags displaying the hammer and sickle."
I agree with the spirit of this, but it could easily be misconstrued by the media (if it got any media attention at all) and be seen as harassment. I would suggest treading very carefully with this (IMHO)
paradox pollack commented
you can search at both of these...
Gina Levy commented
Let's shame and target the most bought and corrupt politicians. Research the ones who are most in the pockets of corporations...and then create commercials exposing them..Create images of them with logos of all the companies they really work for... like Nascars. And then spread them all over facebook etc. . Anyone want to get on board... please come join us at www.facebook.com/OccupySpots. We have already created three spots and aired them. Read about it: Occupy Spots is doing this. Please join us! We have already launched and aired three commercials. For more information go to www.facebook.com/OccupySpots and you can donate money and see the current spots at http://loudsauce.com/campaigns/55-help-three-occupy-tv-spots-reach-millions-more-on-national-tv
paradox pollack commented
use this to search the history of voting of your local reps...
I feel like this is an ineffective tactic. First, nobody sees the effect but the people who receive the messages. Second, it's too easy to delete e-mails and ignore messages. These people clearly do not care about majority opinion or things would not be as they are. We need to find new and different ways to protest or else show our #'s.
gabriela sonam commented
Though it's never too late to start, (as in today) we should already have been doing this, as well as contacting politicians could be persuaded to do the right thing. Most important though: CONTACT THOSE HONORABLE POLITICIANS WHO HAVE ALREADY FOUGHT FOR OUR INTERESTS, THANK THEM, LET THEM KNOW WE ARE AWARE OF THEIR RECORDS, AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE WILL SUPPORT THEM!
Ari Einbinder commented
Yes, with an emphasis on calling, then snail-mailing, and then emailing, and then petitioning, since they seem to be most effective in that order. Also, good way to break the nervousness and hesitation many have about calling and letter-writing. So it sends a strong message and empowers the movement as well.
Pat Weldon commented
we can also organize and target high alert action days/week for those who are home bound to email - call on issues , such as holding media and their sponsers accountable for repeating falsehoods everyone know are not true , they get enough calls and emails it will make them think twice about repeating them all the time ,
getting high numbers of participents, and having it publisized , can shame corporate media into standing up and doing what right imo
you got my votes here
doug cool commented
Name the targeted politicians too. BOTH REPUBS & DEMOCRATS