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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:01 AM
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Groups prepare to bring Occupy protests to Congress
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 04:04 AM by 1776Forever
Source: CNN

Groups prepare to bring Occupy protests to Congress
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 3:41 AM EST, Tue December 6, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- Protesters from the Occupy movement and other groups are planning to converge on Capitol Hill Tuesday to air their grievances in front of members of Congress.

Members of a broad range of organizations, including unions and community groups, are expected to travel to Washington to take part in an event dubbed "Take Back the People's House."

Many of the participants plan to assemble in the morning before marching toward the Capitol, according to information posted on the website of Progressive Maryland, a nonprofit organization that says it works to improve conditions for working families.

After arriving at the Capitol, marchers say they intend to fan out for meetings with representatives and "occupy" Congressional offices until closure. Not all participants have meetings scheduled, so some protests are expected in the area around the Capitol.

(more at link)

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06/us/occupy-congress/index....



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Magoo48 Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 04:41 AM
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1. Occupy is in the House......wish I was there.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:48 AM
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4. You can contact your Senators and your Rep. and the WH and indicate your support!
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think Donating Member (316 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:09 AM
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2. Let's hope OWS can focus their message. I'd suggest " It's about Bankster CORRUPTION " nt
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:43 AM
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3. Problem is, it's just not that simple.
The issue is even MORE about corporate money in politics and the corruption of Congress. OWS message is expansive because the problems are equally expansive.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:49 AM
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5. What about politicians selling us out?
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:51 AM
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6. This is our opportunity to help. Contact your Senators, your Rep and the WH and tell them you
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 09:51 AM by No Elephants
support OWS and its goals.

Come on, now. It's a lot easier than sleeping in a park in December.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:06 AM
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7. k&r n/t
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