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The Occupy Wall Street movement is a decentralized, leaderless
movement to bring public attention to bear on the serious problems
we face in this country.
Inspired by the events in Tunisia and Egypt, we aim to bring about
an "American Autumn" to go with the "Arab Spring".
While it is still early in the movement for the definition of actual
goals and demands, the emotional issues that are bringing us
together include --
One of the primary strategies is setting up encampments in central
areas of major cities. Many people, however, are unable to
participate in such events.
- We bailed them out. They bought our government.
- They sold our jobs.
- They laid us off.
- They stole our homes.
- We've had enough!
The purpose of this page is to suggest ideas for action that do not
involve camping out in a central business district.
Start an Affinity Group
An affinity group is a group of people who share a common interest
or geography. For example, the people of a particular
neighborhood are an affinity group.
People in a specific occupation (like nurses), or religion (like
Baptist or Catholic), are in an affinity group. We suggest you
start one or more Occupy! groups
for your affinity groups. Perhaps you could start with your
own neighborhood, like Occupy Gatewood! Or your religion, like
Occupy Archdiocese of Oklahoma City!
Or Occupy Oklahoma School Teachers! Or Occupy Oklahoma Math
Teachers! Etc. The number of different affinity groups is
Once you've decided on an affinity group, start publicizing
it. Make a Facebook page. Put out flyers in your
neighborhood. Schedule an activity.
In Oklahoma, we are suggesting that Occupy affinity groups hold an
activity the morning of November 5. Occupy Gatewood!
neighborhood is having a meeting
that morning at 10 AM at a central space in the neighborhood, and
afterwards may do a "honk and wave" along a busy street adjacent to
As they say, "Stay in touch!" For affinity groups in Oklahoma,
the website http://www.occupyoklahoma.org will soon be available to
list the access information for your affinity group.
The other main Oklahoma networks are the Occupy
Tulsa, and Occupy
Stillwater websites. Post a link or your other access info to
Move your Money.
We also suggest that people move their money out of the big banks
and into credit unions. Many groups are targeting November 5th
as an action day to complete such transitions.
Find more information at Move
Your Money Project .
Support your Local Occupation.
If there is a local occupation going on in your downtown area,
support them. Donate food and supplies. Keep in touch with them.
Participate in marches as you are able.
Speak for yourself.
Each group speaks for itself and voluntarily affiliates/networks
Don't reinvent the wheel. Use existing tools linked here and
elsewhere and share your own.
PDF of "WE ARE
THE 99%" 11 X 17 poster or yard sign.
"WE ARE THE 99%" Oklahoma poster (with url for
www.occupyoklahoma.org ) -- 11 X 17 poster or yard sign.
Occupy Gatewood flyer, invite to meeting on Nov 5.
Print at a copy shop that prints 11 X 17 paper, copy, past to
cardboard or or piece of plywood or something similar. Stake
in your yard or put up elsewhere. For an added touch, at most copy
shops you can select "copy single color" and then you could copy it
so the text is blue or red or whatever other color you want.