Over the past two weeks, we’ve seen something unusual and promising: a gathering of people -- mostly young -- who are protesting the corporate power and coarse inequality that characterizes our society and economy. For two weeks, these inspired and inspiring young people, under the banner of Occupy Wall Street, have occupied our attention and camped out in Liberty Plaza. WFP staff have brought back exciting reports from a demonstration that gets more interesting every day.
We stand with them in their call for a more just and equitable society.
It’s time to do more than just stand with these protesters. It’s time to walk with them.
This Wednesday, October 5, we will join with allies in labor and community and environmental and on-line groups, tenants and homeowners, workers and free-lancers, musicians and teachers and subway riders and students and anyone else who is sick and tired of the “greed is good” mentality that is destroying our country. We will join the protesters for a Solidarity March. Starting in front of City Hall at 4:30 pm, we’ll march down Wall Street to support the protesters and show the world that the spirit of Wisconsin and Tahrir Square is alive and well in New York City.
Can you join us for the march?
NO, but I stand with you.
We owe the Occupy Wall Street folks a debt (and we don’t mean a collateralized debt-swap). They have put their bodies on the line, in the rain and the cold, night after night to say: Enough is Enough.
As the demonstrators settle in for the long haul, they need all kinds of support. Most important is showing up. But if you can't come out for Wednesday's march or any other events, you can help in other ways. They need some basic supplies to continue their occupation: sleeping bags, food donations, and simple sanitation supplies like garbage bags.
Will you be there on Wednesday?
No but I’ll be there in spirit:
Standing in solidarity,
Executive Director, WFP
P.S. - If you’re not in New York, you can find other events across the country at the Occupy Together website: http://www.occupytogether.org/