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- February 4 Non-Partisan Training: HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013: HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Republican Governors Opt-In to Medicaid Expansion
- The Reports of Unions' Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
- Ask Allyson Schwartz to run for Governor
- Mind the gap: Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Leaves Low-income Families Behind
- Jan. 14 Workshop:HOW TO RUN FOR ELECTION BOARD IN 2013; HOW TO RUN FOR COMMITTEEPERSON IN 2014
- Seth Williams on Guns, Jasmine Rivera on School Closures @PFC Meetup Wednesday
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We are the 99%! Join the Solidarity March Thursday 11/17 at 3:45!
We are the 99%, and no middle-of-the-night/media blackout raids can stop us from fighting intolerable economic inequality and the government collusion that consents to it. You cannot evict a movement. You cannot evict the truth.
Stand in solidarity with the movement that changed the narrative and forced politicians and the media to confront, for the first time in decades, America's greatest threat: oligarchy. Join the We Are the 99% March:
WHEN: Thursday November 17 at 3:45
WHERE: Meet at Municipal Services Building, 1417 JFK Blvd, across from City Hall. March to Market Street bridge
Leave work early. Better yet, take your co-workers! Take your boss! She's probably part of the 99% too.
It's critical that we show Philadelphia and the world that once the truth is out, it isn't going to go away. Democratic elected officials are especially welcome, by the way.
Occupy has benefitted everyone thus far, and it's critical that progressives everywhere help usher this historically important movement into its next phase, post-Zucotti Park. What we do now matters. If you're a progressive...hell, if you're just a Democrat or independent who wants to prevent the reactionary right from taking over government again, you'll want to stand up now for the Occupy movement.
Whether they figure it out or not, I'd argue Democrats in general benefit immeasurably when the national media focuses on the Occupy movement's central, critical -- but historically ignored -- issue, the immiseration of 99% by the 1%, an issue exacerbated obviously by the current economy.
When media narrative focuses on the core message "We are the 99%," and especially if we can show the Occupy movement's resilience, suburban moms and dads -- the folks who usually decide national elections -- are far more likely to continue taking Occupy's critical message seriously, which can help enterprising Democrats, hopefully including Obama, in 2012. We still are a winners' society, and if we show dramatically that Occupy will not surrender, we can continue to grow the movement.
If we continue to grow, reluctant Democrats will have no choice but to get onboard -- and be Democrats again.
Put aside arguments about tactics for a day -- arguments about tactics are what the movement's enemies are counting on bogging us down -- and focus on the message that really matters. Let's be as big as our challenges require us to be.