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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 08:38 AM

March 21: A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin – Union Square, NYC @ 6pm

by InterOccupy Admin on Mar 20, 2012 • 2:47 pm



1 million hoodies, 1 million signatures on Change.org… Show the world we are all Trayvon.


1. WEAR YOUR HOODIE ON WEDNESDAY 3/21 and upload a pic to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies.

3. SIGN THE CHANGE.ORG PETITION – started by Trayvon’s parents. Currently at 530,000 signatures, we can move the needle to 1 million this week!
http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

2. JOIN US IN NYC – Throw on your hoodies and come gather in Union Square to show your support for justice for Trayvon Martin!

A black person in a hoodie isn’t automatically “suspicious”. Let’s put an end to racial profiling!

**WEDNESDAY, March 21st is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

MARCH ON UNION SQUARE!

“We must, individually and collectively, stamp out racism, stigma and prejudice.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day for the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2012


CAN’T MARCH? HERE’S OTHER STUFF YOU CAN DO

Send bags of Skittles to the Sanford Chief of Police, demanding that George Zimmerman be brought to justice.

Chief, Bill Lee.
Sanford Police Station.
815 West 13th Street.
Sanford, Fl 32771.

OR

Send your child to school in a hoodie and a bag of Skittles, help them get their friends involved in this important issue that affects them or their friends. make sure they all sign the petition at http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

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http://interoccupy.org/march-21-a-million-hoodies-march-for-trayvon-martin-nyc-6pm/




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Reply March 21: A Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin – Union Square, NYC @ 6pm (Original post)
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 OP
freshwest Mar 2012 #1
Little Star Mar 2012 #2
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #3
barbtries Mar 2012 #4
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #5
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #6
sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #13
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #7
ellisonz Mar 2012 #8
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #9
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #10
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #12
sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #14
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #15
sabrina 1 Mar 2012 #18
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #11
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #16
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #19
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #20
Leopolds Ghost Mar 2012 #17
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #22
UnrepentantLiberal Mar 2012 #23
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #24

Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 09:27 AM

1. K & Ring for some DU action

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 09:30 AM

2. k&r

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 10:37 AM

3. Petition signed.

 

They now have 788,548 signatures.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. two hours later,

i just signed and it was over 800,000

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Response to barbtries (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 12:58 PM

5. It should reach a million by the end of the day with no problem.

 

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:48 PM

6. Updates - and Trayvon's parents will be there

Duer deminks posted this in UnrepentantLiberal's GD thread:


http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/317519/20120321/million-hoodie-march-protest-trayvon-martin-nyc.htm

The Million Hoodie March will take over New York City's Union Square Wednesday night in a massive protest over the handling of the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin three weeks ago on the streets of a gated Florida community.

The rally is the latest -- and perhaps the larges t-- such protest to date in response to the death of the teen, which has brought the issue of race in America under a magnifying glass and ignited tensions as police have failed to arrest or charge George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old, self-appointed neighborhood watch captain who admits that he shot the unarmed teen to death on Feb. 26.

The event, which was organized in conjunction with the Occupy Wall Street movement, comes on the heels of an announcement by the U.S. Justice Department that it will conduct an investigation into the teen's shooting death.

(snip)

"You're seeing the reactions from people in New York and elsewhere because it's a national storyline. It's something that resonates. This is a young man that by all reports was doing nothing wrong and someone from the community shot him and now there are concerns about how the investigation is going," Williams spokesman Stephan Ringel told The International Business Times Wednesday. "It's really issues not just of gun violence in communities of color, but also how they're being policed. There are problems with both."

(end snip)

Trayvon's parents will be there.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Trayvon-Martin-Million-Hoodie-March-Union-Square-NYC-143649686.html

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002450813




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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:59 AM

13. I am so glad that OWS is working with them. This is how the movement will grow, everyone who

is oppressed around the world, joining forces to fight for social justice.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 07:38 PM

8. Petition Signed.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 07:48 PM

9. The petiton has passed 900,000 signatures.

 

Looks like it will make 1,000,000.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 09:47 PM

10. Wow--did anybody else notice the Facebook 'likes' on the thread?

I hadn't given much thought before to the social media buttons on DU3...but wow!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:06 AM

12. Didn't notice that.

 

And as you know, every one of those is exponential. We all truly can make a difference.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:03 AM

14. You mean the tweets. I like that feature. Everyone who has a twitter account can spread the word

right from DU when there are events like this.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:15 AM

15. The thread currently is showing 10 Tweets, 0 Google +1s and 316 FB Likes

I hadn't paid attention to the social media stats before, but this issue naturally has a lot of interest and a lot of support for Trayvon's family and for justice.

The petition now has nearly 983,000 signatures!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:13 PM

18. This is weird. I saw the ten tweets yesterday, but the FB button had a 0.

Now both have zeros again. I wonder why that is? And sometimes when I tweet something it doesn't show.

Btw, it's over one million now. And I'm sure the social media played a huge role in that hi:

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:33 PM

11. More than 953,000 signatures on the petition now

Almost there!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:49 AM

16. 1,020,703

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:22 PM

19. 1,350,080 out of 1,500,000

They've raised the target to 1.5 million, and the number of sigs is increasing rapidly.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:55 PM

20. You want to be joyful

 

and then you remember what it's about: Worthless pieces of shit who belong in a cage. The KKK is not dead.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:18 PM

21. Miami-area high schools stage more walkouts for Trayvon Martin


Posted on Friday, 03.23.12

By Laura Isensee and Alexandra Leon


Walkouts continued Friday morning at 15 schools across Miami-Dade County in protest of the recent killing of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin.

Students joined national appeals for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood crime captain who is accused of shooting Martin in Sanford.

...


Some stopped at convenience stores along the way to buy Arizona ice tea and Skittles.

They carried signs with messages that read: “Justice for Trayvon” and “Lock up Zimmerman.”

...


http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/23/2709512/miami-area-high-schools-stage.html#storylink=cpy



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Response to pinboy3niner (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:14 PM

22. More than 1.5 million have signed the petition; new goal 3 million!

1,502,746 out of 3,000,000.

Edit to add: The new goal has just been revised to 1.6 million.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 05:05 AM

23. 2,077,737

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 27, 2012, 06:22 AM

24. This set the record for the fastest-growing petition ever at change.org

And I caught a news report earlier that said polling shows 75% of Americans support arresting Zimmerman.

btw, I got back about 4 hours ago from the Million Hoodie March in L.A., where I got a T-shirt featuring the design of the poster in the OP. Photo (taken in lamplight, giving the white Tee a golden glow):



I'll do a post later with nmore pics from the rally and march.

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