|We have less than 24 hours to stop it!|
We need a national groundswell immediately in defense of the protesters, so we can deliver a massive petition to City Hall and
Zuccotti Park tonight. In a transparent ploy, new rules were passed out this morning prohibiting tarps, sleeping bags and "lying
down" — even as temperatures plummet. We need to show a national groundswell of support for the brave occupiers who are peacefully exercising their first amendment rights and highlighting our broken economy that's left 99% of us behind.
Sign the petition below in defense of the protesters and their First Amendment rights and then spread the word to everyone you know. A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Bud Meyers signed the petition with this message to the NYC mayor:
We have a Constitution Right to assemble, protest, and exercise Freedom of Speech and "...that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." - Declaration of Independence
MoveOn.Org is unleashing a multi-level attack on Bloomberg's announcement. They will be sending an email blast asking people to call the NYC city council people, 311, etc. to ask Bloomberg to back off. We also want to put a tremendous number of people in the park, so that its literally impossible for them to clear it.
Can you reach out to people who would be interested in doing some phone-banking today and tonight? Tonight David Greenson and Jessica Stickler are going to host a call block, 6-9. You can join that, or if people want to make calls at other times they are welcome. We're asking people to come to the park tomorrow at 6am to insist that Bloomberg let them stay. Hopefully if there's enough noise about this, Bloomberg will realize his mistake and call off the attack.