Across the United States, something is happening.
It might be too early to call it a revolution, but it’s definitely a movement. People are mobilizing, remembering that they have a say in how they are governed. Remembering that the numbers are in their favor. Remembering that enough voices, raised in solidarity, cannot be ignored.
Across the nation, regular, hard-working, law-abiding citizens are taking a stand. They’re exercising the rights those laws exist to protect. They’re reminding the government and corporations exactly who they answer to. And they want you to join them.
The ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, which began with a brave group of young people sleeping in a park, has swelled to thousands. Students, unemployed folks, union members and others who have persevered through intense police harassment and mass arrests are currently engaged in a rolling 24-hour-a-day protest against the bankers who’ve wrecked our economy and undermined our democracy.
Sister protests have sprung up in cities all over the nation. But now, regardless of where you live, there’s a way to show your support.
On Wednesday, October 5th, MoveOn.org will stage a massive “Virtual March on Wall Street” online in partnership with Rebuild the Dream. This action will add hundreds of thousands of voices of solidarity from the American Dream Movement for the protests across the country and show just how widespread outrage at the Wall Street banks really is.
You can see what’s planned in your area by visiting the solidarity site Occupy Together.
And you can sign up to add your voice to the national “Virtual March on Wall Street” online here.
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