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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:00 PM

What can we do - right now - to help Walmart protesters?

I already don't shop at the place. Perhaps donating to the United Food and Commercial Workers union that's organizing the protests? Go to a Walmart tomorrow or Friday to help the good guys somehow?

This is a big deal. If we can take a chunk out of Walmart, we'll have made progress towards winning back our country.

Please consider keeping this kicked so that people see it, in case anyone has an idea.

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Reply What can we do - right now - to help Walmart protesters? (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 OP
snappyturtle Nov 2012 #1
James48 Nov 2012 #28
lbrtbell Nov 2012 #30
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #34
snappyturtle Nov 2012 #36
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #2
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #5
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #11
Overseas Nov 2012 #23
onestepforward Nov 2012 #33
snappyturtle Nov 2012 #37
Arctic Dave Nov 2012 #3
JaneyVee Nov 2012 #4
ProSense Nov 2012 #6
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #18
PETRUS Nov 2012 #27
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #29
x2 vancouverite Nov 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #8
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #10
Fire Walk With Me Nov 2012 #12
pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #13
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pinboy3niner Nov 2012 #14
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #15
jackbenimble Nov 2012 #16
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #17
jackbenimble Nov 2012 #19
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #20
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former-republican Nov 2012 #31
James48 Nov 2012 #21
xfundy Nov 2012 #22
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #24
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #25
Lady Freedom Returns Nov 2012 #26
durgaprasadzone Nov 2012 #32
cyclezealot Nov 2012 #35

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:07 PM

1. I don't know what we can do. Will check back hoping someone knows! nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:28 AM

28. YOU can adopt a Wal-Mart and hand out flyers on Black Friday!

That's right- YOU can "adopt a Wal-Mart" and hand out premade flyers, and thereby scare the HECK out of Walmart Corporate Executives.

Right now, HUNDREDS of Wal-marts already have a local sponsor- but even more do not have a sponsor yet- and need our help.

YOU can become a sponsor- a "rabel rouser", an ORGANIZER- too, OR you can help someone else who has already adopted a Wal-Mart,

SIMPLY BY CLICKING HERE:

http://corporateactionnetwork.org/campaigns/black-friday

Type in your zip code, and see if anyone has already adopted YOUR local Wal-Mart.

If so, let them know you'll come help!
-0R-
You can adopt a Wal-Mart, and then enter YOUR information as the contact.

You can visit the site and find flyers to print out.


Me? I'm adopting MY local Wal-Mart, and I plan to make flyers FOCUSING ON THE COST TO TAXPAYERS of our local store. I live in a VERY highly RED area- where if the locals knew that a half-million taxpayer dollars a year are spent to provide Medicaid to Wal-Mart workers in our ONE store- they would become upset.

I will do it- I am JUST ONE GUY, but if I can adopt MY Wal-Mart, and connect with a few other locals.

And we can teach some local Wal-mart employees HOW TO ORGANIZE for themselves....

THEN WE ARE ON THE WAY!

Volunteer!

http://corporateactionnetwork.org/campaigns/black-friday

Enjoy- See you there FRIDAY!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Response to James48 (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:24 AM

30. There's no place to type in a zip code

Just a list of events already taking place.

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Response to lbrtbell (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:53 AM

34. Look on the right side

Under "Join Walmart Workers on Black Friday. Find events:" is a search field where you enter your zip (or city name) and hit SEARCH.

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Response to James48 (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:13 PM

36. Thank you! nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. Sponsor a Striker!

This was posted in another thread by athena:

Sponsor a Striker!

Go here:
http://www.wepay.com/donations/dont-let-walmart-silence-workers-support-worker-leaders-who-are-calling-for-change
to sponsor a striker. Your donation will pay for a food card for a striking Walmart worker.

(I found the link via http://makingchangeatwalmart.org/stand-up/)



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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:25 PM

5. I'm there! Thanks!

Will donate.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:15 PM

11. ...

 

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:10 AM

23. Done! Thank you!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:52 AM

33. This is great!

Thanks!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:14 PM

37. Thank you too! nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:18 PM

3. K&R

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:20 PM

4. Make higher education much more affordable.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:27 PM

6. Push for an

increase in the minimum wage: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021861071

Why isn't this happening?

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Response to ProSense (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:16 PM

18. It's amazing - something like 80% of Americans are in favor of raising the minimum wage

Hopefully that difficult, willful woman Elizabeth Warren and some other fresh faces in Congress can raise some Hell and push things along.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:27 AM

27. Something like 80%... Oddly familiar...



-Social Security benefit cuts appear to be a real possibility, despite the fact that a vast majority of the country opposes them - including 76% to 77% of independents, Republicans, and Tea Party supporters.

-Only one American in 25 thought that Congress should make deficits its first priority after the last election, and only one in 50 thought its first priority should be taxes. What's dominated Washington politics (and media coverage) since then? Deficits and taxes.

(From Bipartisanship vs. Democracy: The Third Way Fallacy)

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Response to PETRUS (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:16 AM

29. Most Americans are far to the left of our Democratic Leaders

They run on traditional Democratic values, then govern as... well, something very different.

And we're really fine with that.

Mind blowing!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:29 PM

7. Not shopping there is the best protest

 

Ignore the Lure!

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:32 PM

8. Well, will be there covering the story



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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:03 PM

9. I'll be joining strikers at an L.A. Wal-Mart Black Friday rally

I still have to check transportation schedules for Friday. It's about a 6-hour round-trip, but it should be doable. (But with your gear, I'm sure you'll get better pics. )

There is an FB page inviting supporters to show solidarity by joining in the rally, and I posted it in the CA Group:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10402494




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:07 PM

10. The Walmart assigned is 45 minutes by public transportation

It be nuts to take the car on Black Friday.



And will try to get good pictures.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:22 PM

12. Here are links to activity and information on Twitter:

 

Walmart Strikers:

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WalmartStrikers&src=hash

Warehouse Workers United:

https://twitter.com/wwunited

---


TheNewDeal ‏@TheNewDeal

Walmart is So Huge That If They Paid Their Employees Better it Would Literally Boost the Economy. #WalmartStrikers #p2

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:32 PM

13. So far, 125 L.A. Occupiers have signed up for the L.A. rally

And there are 47 'Maybe.'

That's just for the Paramount location. I added links for two more L.A. area rallies (at Wal-Marts in Duarte and Crenshaw) to the CA Group OP:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10402494




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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:56 PM

14. .

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 10:57 PM

15. Emphatic K&R! This is our Flint, MI 1937 moment, folks. - n/t

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:01 PM

16. Fill up the parking lot but don't shop?

You know people are going to shop at walmart regardless of a strike. I wonder what it would look like if the parking lots were full of cars but the stores were empty because people were just sitting there taking up a parking spot in protest.

That would probably keep more people out of the stores than a strike.

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Response to jackbenimble (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:04 PM

17. That's an excellent idea. - n/t

 

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Response to coalition_unwilling (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:19 PM

19. Kind of like a modern day sit in. n/t

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Response to jackbenimble (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:37 PM

20. I love love love this idea

How to make it work?

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Response to jackbenimble (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:31 AM

31. .

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:57 PM

21. YOU can organize a protest!

That's right- YOU can "adopt a Wal-Mart" and hand out premade flyers, and thereby scare the HECK out of Walmart Corporate Executives.

Right now, HUNDREDS of Wal-marts already have a local sponsor-

YOU can become one too, OR you can help someone else who has already adopted a Wal-Mart,

SIMPLY BY CLICKING HERE:

http://corporateactionnetwork.org/campaigns/black-friday

Type in your zip code, and see if anyone has already adopted YOUR local Wal-Mart.

If so, let them know you'll come help!
-0R-
You can adopt a Wal-Mart, and then enter YOUR information as the contact.

You can visit the site and find flyers to print out.


Me? I'm adopting MY local Wal-Mart, and I plan to make flyers FOCUSING ON THE COST TO TAXPAYERS of our local store. I live in a VERY highly RED area- where if the locals knew that a half-million taxpayer dollars a year are spent to provide Medicaid to Wal-Mart workers in our ONE store- they would become upset.

I will do it- I am JUST ONE GUY, but if I can adopt MY Wal-Mart, and connect with a few other locals.

And we can teach some local Wal-mart employees HOW TO ORGANIZE for themselves....

THEN WE ARE ON THE WAY!

Volunteer!

http://corporateactionnetwork.org/campaigns/black-friday

Enjoy- See you there FRIDAY!

Happy Thanksgiving

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Response to James48 (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:06 AM

22. Of the eight or ten Mal-Warts in my area, only one has been adopted.

I will be there to help protest.

Thanks for spreading the news.

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Response to James48 (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:11 AM

24. Holy @#$%. I should have figured.

All of Mass seems to be taken care of... should have figured.

Looks like I'd have to go to NH.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:16 AM

25. Get large groups into the store just to walk out WITH the workers when THEY walk out.

Bring cel-cams to document the scene...be prepared to send your images to someone else for safekeeping A.S.A.P., because security may grab your cel quickly.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:21 AM

26. I have a friend that told me today that the agency that is helping her get a job due to her homeless

situation is telling their people to go put in apps. Reason? Many people will be getting fired and they will need the help. She came by to see if I wanted to go. The thought that people may lose their jobs because they want a fair deal scares me.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #26)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:49 AM

32. Spam deleted by uppityperson (MIR Team)

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 03:09 AM

35. We start off by Never shopping at WalMart

can't just a regular citizen join into the protest. I would. Low wages is not just their issue, but everyone's issue.

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