- Occupy groups have sprung up all over. There is pretty much an Occupy _________ in every U.S. city. There is Occupy Boston, Occupy Chicago, Occupy Los Angeles. There is an Occupy Wichita, an Occupy Cedar Rapids and an Occupy Rockford. There is an Occupy Canada. Coming soon: Occupy World, Occupy Universe and Occupy Galaxy (actually not, Microsoft, Apple and Google are already there).
- OWS has received an endorsement from organized labor.With the support of the unions comes organizational infrastructure.
- OWS has drawn the ire of many including Herman Cain and Eric Cantor. When politcos object to your existence in the mainstream media, you've made the big time.
- Occupiers have been arrested in New York, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. Mayor Bloomberg even considered the old "shut down the site for routine maintenance" ruse, but later thought it better to allow the ongoing rally to continue.
Humble Suggestions.It's time for OWS to let the world know exactly what OWS stands for. The meaning of a huge grass roots movement is beyond the scope of this blog and besides I'm only one person. Before OWS develops a written list, a few areas remain that still require clarification. So:
- Make it clear that OWS has no issues with the average, every day employees that earn their paychecks working in the financial districts, banks and brokerage houses across the country. These "average Janes and Joes" are part of the 99%.
- Make it clear that OWS does not want to diminish the earning ability of any citizen. OWS is against the greed of profit at all cost and corporate welfare. OWS is for everyone contributing their fair share in support of the commons.
- Lawn signs, window signs and buttons. Even though there are rallies in numerous not everyone can carve out time to attend those rallies. Yard and window signs and button will show the borad support for OWS.
- There are a number of 1%'ers in favor of tax equity. Invite the wealthy in favor of paying their fair share to become honorary 99%'ers.