Dear MoveOn member,
Have you felt the energy that's sweeping the country? People are frustrated with a system that only works for the top 1%. And, thanks to the brave protesters at Occupy Wall Street and around the world, more people than ever are talking about how we can Make Wall Street Pay to get an economy that works for everyone.1
All that energy means we have an opportunity to be a part of new ambitious campaigns across the country, including in Inwood, to hold the big Wall Street banks accountable. That's why, as we continue to support occupations nationwide, we're also organizing Make Wall Street Pay meetings from October 23-26. The idea is to set a time in each community when MoveOn members and others can come together to determine how to Make Wall Street Pay in our communities—from stopping illegal foreclosures, to forcing the big banks to pay their fair share in taxes, to closing our personal accounts at the big Wall Street banks and urging our schools, municipalities, and other institutions to do the same.
There are plenty more folks in Inwood who are inspired and will join in if given the opportunity, but only if someone volunteers to set up this meeting. Can you?
November is full of opportunities to keep the momentum growing to Make Wall Street Pay. But every community is different, which is why it's so essential that someone step up to lead people in Inwood to plan the best ways to take action.
Your group could plan a November 5 Make Wall Street Pay action against big banks, a solidarity action with the Occupy Wall Street movement, or focus on local campaigning to move our money from the big banks. This may be a chance to launch new campaigns, or bring more people into campaigns that are already in motion. What happens in Inwood is up to you.
Can you organize a campaign planning meeting in Inwood?
Thanks for all you do.
–Lenore, Ryan, Joan, Laura, and the rest of the team
1. "Thousands join NYC protest against corporate greed," The San Francisco Chronicle, October 16, 2011
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