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Community Election Party

Glen Island Park, New Rochelle
31 Jul , 06:00 PM
We have just over four months to prevent a full-scale takeover by billionaires and big business. The 1% want to control our democracy—from the presidency down to city council members. They’re spending $1 billion through Super PACs to mislead voters on everything from Obamacare to Mitt Romney’s job-destroying past. Even worse, they’re trying to take away the basic right to vote in battleground states with racist voter suppression laws. But simple math is on our side. If we can help mobilize and defend the right of millions of people to vote in this election, we can win. With 7 million MoveOn members, we can leverage people with technology, giving us enough reach and muscle to match the 1%. Our plan is straightforward: Use our reach to register and turn out voters, especially young people, people of color, and single women; brand Romney as the 1% candidate that he truly is; and support emerging progressive leaders for lasting, long-term progressive change.

Status: Public, open for RSVP, 0 Guests (Max 100)

Invite people with this link: http://pol.moveon.org/event/99communitybuild/131539

We will need food for the party. Please register above link and list what you are willing to bring so we can coordinate.
Thank you
marjorym7@yahoo.com
subject of your email should say election party.

Upcoming April events

The month of April is a very busy month for Moveon and our
affiliates.  We have several upcoming events.

On April 2, 2012 there is our monthly council meeting at the Unitarian
Church on Rosedale Avenue at 7PM. This meeting is very important for
all move on members and council members to attend. We will be
reviewing Carol and Diane’s success at getting the Yonkers City
Council to pass our Move to Amend Petition and target a new city. We
will be planning our Tax Day event.We will be welcoming a new core
member. There is a full agenda so please be on time.

On April 9, there is a planning meeting for Occupy Westchester May Day
on 5/1 in White Plains. A coalition(Including ours) is planning
a(hopefully) big Westchester event. There will be music, food ,teach
ins, children’s activities and a march with signs and chants. It will
be at Renaissance Plaza, Main and Mamaroneck Avenues. If you wish to
go downtown, you will have time to join OWS at Foley Square.

If you can attend the planning meeting, it is at the Greenberg Town
Hall on Hillside Avenue in White Plains on April 9th at 7:30 PM.

This will be a springboard for Occupy Westchester . There is a
facebook page, Occupy Westchester and a wordpress address,
occupywestchester@wordpress.com and also an Occupy Westchester Mayday,
on facebook. We will be a part of Occupy Westchester.

Sometime between the virtual training and 4/14 we will have a small
training session with the trainers from our group and possibly with
CWA so that we are all on the same page on training day. You will be
notified of this.

4/14/12, there are two local Spring Training events. One is in Yonkers
at the Riverfront Library from 9-5, run by another organization and I
do not know if their training is the same as ours.  Then there is
Moveon training in White Plains on 4/14/12. Our training will be done
by Moveon trained trainers(myself included) and with CWA local 1103.
The training centers around better planned actions and tactics and
non- violent resistance. Some activities are geared to learn de-
escalation techniques. I had to change the date of the training
because CWA needed to do it on Saturday and because getting a venue on
Sunday was nearly impossible. We are awaiting approval from the
Unitarian Church to use their large room.

On 4/17 we will join a nationwide Tax day event by having a rally with
afflliates at the Fisher Avenue Post office in White Plains.

Please sign up online at moveon.org for the events as there could be
changes and I can notify you easily if there are.

SHORT NOTICE EVENT– Occupy the Banks today!

ATTN: At 1pm today, at Bryant Park (6th Ave. & 42nd St.), Occupy Wall St will deliver over 6,000 letters to Bank CEOs. If you are in the area– you  should definitely attend! Take a lunch break and come over 🙂

From the website:

WHAT: Mass march to deliver 6,000 letters from the 99% to the 1%

WHEN: 1pm, Friday, October 28

WHERE: Meet-up at Bryant Park (6th Ave. & 42nd St.), march to Bank of America headquarters, Morgan Stanley headquarters, Wells Fargo headquarters, Citigroup headquarters, JP Morgan Chase headquarters.

See map for target locations.

WHO: Foreclosure victims, unemployed New Yorkers, students with debt, Occupy Wall Street protesters, members of Strong Economy for All, UnitedNY, New York Communities for Change, ALIGN, The Yes Men

WHAT: Thousands will march to the headquarters of five major banks to deliver over 6,000 letters to the 1% submitted to occupytheboardroom.org, concluding with a general assembly at which a foreclosure victim from Southeast Queens will read a letter through the people’s mic inviting Jamie Dimon to tour her neighborhood.

VISUALS: Thousands of people trying to throw paper airplane letters up to the top floor of the BofA building, thousands of people delivering a singing telegram to Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit led by a choir and marching band, poster oard blowups of letters from the 99%, giant mailbag full of letters from march participants.

ACTION DESCRIPTION:

(1) Throughout the march a flyering team will be handing out copies of the letters that have links to the website at the bottom. Both marches will be accompanied by (a) a team of bicycling pirates, (b) a choir, (c) a marching band, (d) a set of “postmasters” with stenciled OTBR logos to guide the march and lead group activities. At the top of the march, postmasters will distribute “mailing instruction” 8.5×11 sheets with (a) the march route, (b) description of activities, (c) song lyrics, (d) a space for marchers to write their own letter.

(2) Group 1 and 2 march to first banks, at which we will have a mass paper airplane throwing event. (Postmasters to instruct crowd in paper airplane folding and throwing via people’s mic.) After airplanes are thrown, postmasters will help crowd collect all planes and put them in a big mailbag, which will be left in the lobby of the bank.

(3) Groups 1 and 2 march to second bank at which the choir leads everyone in a unison singing of one of the letters. The text for that letter will be printed on the “mailing instructions” handout and on giant (6′ x 8′) posterboard blow-ups so that everyone can sing along. At the end of the song, we attempt to leave the giant letters in the lobby of the banks.

(4) Groups 1 and 2 converge on Chase HQ at which we sit down and convene a special reading and writing GA. Austin will (tentatively) MC. The main event will be three letter-writers reading their letters to Jamie Dimon over the people’s mic. After the letters are read, there will be a brief writing exercise in which the crowd is given 5 minutes to write a letter to the 1% on a detachable portion of their “mailing instructions” sheet. After 5 minutes, we will leave all our letters in or outside of Chase’s lobby and leave.

TIMELINE:

Group 1: Meet 1pm at Bryant Park, march to Citigroup, Wells Fargo, end at Chase
Group 2: Meet 1pm at Bryant Park, march to Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Chase
Groups 1 & 2: 3pm converge on Chase for 3:30pm letter reading

JOBS NOT CUTS RALLY!

As part of the American Dream Movement’s “Jobs Not Cuts” Week of Action, join your neighbors in demanding job creation and fair taxes.

We will hold a rally on October 13th at 2;30PM in front of Rep. Nita Lowey’s office at 222 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains. The rally is titled American Dream Rally For Jobs Not Cuts and will also combine support for the Occupiers of Wall Street. So far, we have 63 people who have committed to rallying.

American Dream Conference

The Campaign for America’s Future is teaming up with Van Jones’ “Rebuild The Dream” organization for the Take Back the American Dream conference October 3 to 5, in Washington, DC. This annual conference of the progressive movement has a new name—and a new focus on strengthening the fast-growing American Dream Movement.

Speakers include: The American Dream Movement’s Van Jones, author Drew Westen, Former Sec. of Labor Robert Reich, the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka, Rep. Barney Frank, Rep. Keith Ellison, The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel, comedian Lizz Winstead, Campaign for America’s Future’s Robert Borosage and many more progressive leaders. For details on the conference agenda: click here 

Lucky for our group, our own Marjorie will be attending this conference. She applied for a scholarship and was one of the select few invited to attend the conference. We’ll keep you updated on how the conference goes!

–Why this conference is important–

Next Meeting: 9/24/2011 at 2pm

Thanks to your ideas and action, and those of our allies, this summer resulted in the birth of the American Dream movement. Now, it’s up to us to continue growing this effort into a force that our elected officials cannot ignore.

On Saturday, September 24th, 2011 at 2pm, there will be an American Dream house party. It is a very important meeting. We have the capacity to build an economy that meets the needs of ordinary Americans. It will be held in Harrison at the home of Rachel E.

Please sign up for this meeting if you plan on attending.

Click here to RSVP!