Thursday, October 13, 2011

Occupy Wall Street petition update

Photo from tonight's petition delivery press conference at Occupy Wall Street.

Find local Occupy events

Dear MoveOn member,

Tonight I went to Occupy Wall Street to deliver the signatures of more than 240,000 people—including you—who signed our emergency petition asking Mayor Bloomberg not to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park tomorrow.

We held a huge press conference at the park with dozens of news outlets, and then hundreds people marched up Broadway to City Hall to deliver the petition.

When they found out Mayor Bloomberg was busy dining with the 1% a few blocks away at the ultra-luxurious Cipriani, the march continued to the doors of the restaurant.

It was a strong show of nationwide solidarity, numerous local elected officials joined our march to oppose Bloomberg's decision, and MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell even featured the petition tonight. As of right now, however, Bloomberg's order to clear Zuccotti Park still stands and we won't know until tomorrow morning what he's going to do.

But regardless of Mayor Bloomberg's actions, the most important thing any of us can do is to make sure this movement keeps growing by supporting a local Occupy event in our town.

Here's a great map listing of tons of Occupy events all over the country that our friends at DailyKos put together:

As we wait to see what happens in New York tomorrow, I hope you'll find the event closest to you and go there to show your solidarity.

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Tate, Peter, Elena, and the rest of the team

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