Today is the day that the Wall Street protesters come to Raleigh. Certainly not the original group, but rather, a related organization that is taking the movement in New York as their inspiration.
They call themselves Occupy Raleigh.
We are a group of concerned citizens who wish to raise awareness and demonstrate before the Capitol in support of economic justice and against corporate influence over our elections and political process. Our purpose is to engage the public in this dialogue and make the voices of the people heard. We want local and national legislators to hear our concerns about ways to remedy economic injustice and the unfair influence the wealthy have over the political system.
We are a peaceful, non-violent resistance movement that aims to encourage people to participate in democracy and use their voices to influence positive change.
We are not a Democratic party movement nor are we anarchists trying to overthrow government. Rather, we are a populist uprising that seeks to place the political power back in the People’s hands where it belongs. We are willing to extend our protest indefinitely to effect change.
A clear and succinct statement. Much better than the nonsense spewing from NYC.
But still a ways to go. For example:
We want local and national legislators to hear our concerns about ways to remedy economic injustice and the unfair influence the wealthy have over the political system.
What are those concerns? And what are the remedies? What influence?
This is certainly nice, and, in the same way that the Tea Party is non-affiliated, these guys are non-affiliated:
We are not a Democratic party movement nor are we anarchists trying to overthrow government.
I’m sure the protest will be non-violent. There’s too much at stake for them to remain positive. Further, they aren’t here to “occupy”. As far as I know, they come in today and go home today. And THAT is a reasonable thing that reasonable citizens do.