Occupy DC Protests Democratic Congressional Fundraiser—Good!!!
Occupy DC will be holding a protest outside a high dollar Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Washington.
” It’s going to be harder for critics of the Occupy protests to say it’s a pro-Democratic Party movement after tomorrow. TPM has learned a group of DC Occupiers plan to hold a demonstration outside a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee high-dollar fundraiser for, among other members, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). The event (which comes with a $75,000 PAC sponsorship price; the cheapest ticket is $5,000) will feature speeches from all the top leaders of the House Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and DCCC chair Steve Israel. On its website, OccupyDC calls the event “elitist” and “indicative of how the Democrats represent a major part of our government’s failure to represent 99% of its citizenry.”
The article goes on with whining that some of the Congresspeople taking part in the fundraiser have praised Occupy Wall Street.
Folks making such a complaint have no idea what they are talking about. Occupy Wall Street is not asking for support from the Democratic Party.
If elected officials want to praise Occupy Wall Street than that is great. They just should not expect anything in return for the praise. They can cut their deals with the lobbyists in the back room. Leave Occupy out of it.
How can you talk about Occupy Wall Street and then think they will be on-board with you when you attend a fundraiser asking $75,000 from PACs?
Occupy Wall Street will be most effective if it remains outside both major parties.
There is also an Occupy College Station Facebook page as well as Facebook pages for Occupy efforts all across the United States.
Noted author and columnist William Greider has some thoughtful and hopeful things to say about Occupy is his latest column in The Nation.
Take some time and learn about Occupy Wall Street and related efforts across the country.
The work of freedom is up to each of us.