Wed Feb 29th: Occupy Wall Street “Stand Up To Corporate Greed” events

February 28, 2012 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

What’s this all about? See the official Occupy Wall Street/Occupy Portland press release and info at bottom of the announcement…

Two Long Island Occupy events and one NYC event that coincide with the 2/29/12 National Day of Action: Shut Down The Corporations called for by Occupy Oakland.

Shirley February 29th
Meet at Chase Bank, 645 William Floyd Pkwy, Shirley,NY 11967

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:45pm – 5:45pm

JP Morgan Chase – one of the largest recipients of TARP funds – has foreclosed on thousands of homes in Suffolk County since being bailed out with our tax dollars and still refuses to re-finance many mortgages so our neighbors can stay in their homes. Come join us for an hour to protest the collusion of Wall St, the banks and our government, which ruined our economy!

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Huntington Village
Meet at Bank of America, 250 Main Street

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

From Bank of America, march along Main St. with your friends and neighbors to show your opposition to The American Legislative Exchange Council and other groups that help corporations buy our government.

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New York, New York
Meet at Bryant Park, 41st and 5th Ave, Manhattan, NYC

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Occupy Portland calls for a national day of non-violent direct action to reclaim our voices and challenge our society’s obsession with profit and greed by shutting down the corporations. We are rejecting a society that does not allow us control of our future. We will reclaim our ability to shape our world in a democratic, cooperative, just and sustainable direction.

We call on people to target corporations that are part of the American Legislative Exchange Council which is a prime example of the way corporations buy off legislators and craft legislation that serves the interests of corporations and not people. They used it to create the anti-labor legislation in Wisconsin and the racist bill SB 1070 in Arizona among so many others. They use ALEC to spread these corporate laws around the country

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Excerpt from press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Occupy Wall Street, NYC
Occupy Portland or
Shutdownthecorporations.org

70 Cities Nationwide Stand up to Corporate Greed and ALEC

National Day of Action to Resist the Selling Out of the 99%

On February 29th, concerned citizens, students, and occupiers in over seventy cities across the nation, including Occupy Wall Street (NYC), are standing up to the corporations and legislators involved in American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The biggest corporations in America, including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, BP, Monsanto, Pfizer, and Wal-Mart use ALEC to buy off legislators and craft legislation that puts corporate profit over the well-being of ordinary people. Responding to a national call from Occupy Portland, this will be the Occupy Movement’s largest coordinated action this year and will confront ALEC corporations in the cities in which they do business throughout the nation.

“ALEC, a registered nonprofit with a board of trustees that reads like a Fortune 500 list, allows corporate lobbyists to push legislation representing corporate interests,” said Dana Balicki of Occupy Wall Street. “Essentially, this is legislation laundering.”

ALEC is comprised of state and federal government legislators and many of America’s biggest corporations. In ALEC task-forces and committees, lobbyists work directly with legislators to draft and advance cookie-cutter “model” bills that serve the interests of the corporations rather than people.  ALEC is responsible for some of the most anti-democratic, repressive, and discriminatory legislation to pass through the halls of government. Wisconsin Act 10, attacking public employee unions, mirrors ALEC’s anti-union agenda and was introduced by Governor Scott Walker, an ALEC member from 1993-2002. Arizona’s widely criticized Racial Profiling bill (SB1070) also has roots in ALEC model legislation.

“The public is never informed that a group representing the most privileged people in America are drafting the legislation that disempowers the most vulnerable. The decisions affecting our communities should be made democratically, not through a corrupt system that hides the influence of the very corporations that benefit at our expense. ALEC is representative of a failed system in which profit and greed are dominant over everything else,” said David Osborn of Occupy Portland.

There are actions in several of the cities responding to Occupy Portland’s call to Shut Down ALEC Corporations.

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Stay up to the minute on Twitter using #F29 and follow @F29pdx and see liveblogging from around the nation at shutdownthecorporations.org

Occupy Wall Street is part of an international people powered movement fighting for economic justice in the face of neoliberal economic practices, the crimes of Wall Street, and a government controlled by monied interests. #OWS is the 99% organizing to end the tyranny of the 1%.

For more info www.occupywallst.org and nycga.net.

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