Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fordham University Faculty, Students and Alumni Conduct first “99% Club” Meeting

For anyone wondering where the "Occupy Wall Street" movement is “going” please note news received from Boogiedowner readers about Fordham University's first 99% Club meeting. Over 30 people representing faculty, students and alumni were in attendance. Their planning on having their next meeting at a larger venue to accommodate a much larger anticipated attendance. There also advocating for “99% clubs” to spread world wide. I posted the goals the Fordham University arm expressed to date for everyone to see where this segment of the movement is going. If interested in attending their next meeting I am told they established their own facebook page.

I am curious to see if or how the movement will get involved in electoral politics. There are already interesting e-mails being sent related to this topic on both sides of the issue. What are your ideas on this issue?

Good Luck to all the activists.



99 Percent Clubs can be organized at your school, at your workplace, in your home, at your neighborhood community or senior center or in your church, synagogue or mosque, Here are four simple organizing principles for these clubs

1. To disseminate accurate information about the Occupy movements in the US and around the world.

2. To provide material support ( which may in the form of food and clothing, legal assistance, or pressure on elected officials) to the Occcupy movement in your own city and town

3. To organize around economic inequality issues and threats to freedom of expression where you live and/or where you work.

4. To create networks among people who support the Occupy movement that enable them to mobilze support for demonstrations organized by that movement.

The strength of these clubs is that they allow people a wide variety of situations , including those who are homebound or disabled, to participate in the Occupy movement.

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