What we are trying to do here is huge and there are a lot of questions. Hopefully you can find some of your answers here.
What is it you are protesting?
We are part of the Occupy Wall Street protest.
Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.
We are protesting the greed and corruption that has plagued this great country.
How are you protesting?
We are protesting using peaceful assembly and open forums.
Who is organizing the protest? Why are they the leading the leaderless movement?
The protest is organized by everyday citizens just like you. This is a leaderless movement because hierarchical systems that deny people the chance to initiate changes hinder growth and morale.
Is it legal?
Yes! And yes again! America is built on the ideas of free speech and peaceful public gatherings!
When does it start? Will there be events after Thursday Oct 6th?
The protest starts on Thursday Oct 6th at 9am and continues until Oct 15th. There will be a General Assembly held everyday so that everybody’s voices can be heard. Other events such as teach-ins and marches will be decided on in the General Assembly so still tuned to Facebook and Twitter for updates.
How can I help?/ I can’t be there to protest, but I want to donate supplies/money.
Come down and participate.If you have a skill you think will be essential mention it to someone! We may be able to find a committee than can use you. If you can’t come down and participate, watch our live stream and tell anyone you can about our movement. If you’d like to make a donation using your debit or credit card you may do so here (this is a secure site).
If you’d like to donate food and/or supplies please bring them to occupation at Cesar Chavez park in downtown Sacramento and speak to one of the committee members on site.
Can I bring my kids?
This is a family friendly event. However please keep in mind we are not in control of the things people may say or do around your children (i.e. swearing or other possibly offensive behavior).
Can I bring my pet?
We aren’t going to stop you, but be aware that there are going to be crowds and loud noises. Not all animals can handle such an environment so unless your pet is properly trained, we would advice against it. If your pet often displays violent/vicious behavior towards other animals or children it may be a good idea to leave him or her at home.
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