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Albany: Launch of populist reform campaign - "The Other 98%"

Date : 29 June 2010       From : 6:30pm   To : 8:30pm    iCal Google Calendar
Category : General / Misc Location : 12210


Event Description :
The Other 98% is a grassroots network of citizens looking to end the corporate influence of federal government, now including MoveOn, Democracy for America, True Majority, Color of Change, The Nation magazine, US Action, People for the American Way, Public Citizen, & SEIU. This event is the beginning of a nationwide summer effort.

More information about the movement at http://other98.com/

Participants are asked to sign up to attend at http://pol.moveon.org/event/other98summerlaunch/104353

The facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104948232889458

More from the organizers:
[We are] fed up with the status quo in Washington - seeking practical solutions to the many challenges facing America- standing against those bankers, CEOs and lobbyists who have hijacked our democracy to serve themselves at the expense of everyone else.

We need a massive new movement to kick corporate lobbyists out of DC, hold our elected officials accountable, and fix our democracy to make Washington work for the 98% of us who don't have corporate lobbyists. This summer, we will set our reform agenda -- the "Stand for Democracy" pledge, build support for this agenda in our communities, and organize a major advocacy campaign during the August Congressional Recess focused on members of Congress. The goal of this summer push is pressure our politicians to support our reform agenda, or to hold them accountable if they choose to stand with the corporate lobbyists rather than with their constituents.

To join our MoveOn Capital Region organizing team, go to http://moveon.org/team
Location:Albany Public Library
161 Washington Ave (at Lark St)
Albany, NY 12210
(Free parking anytime in lot behind library, off Elk Street)
Library's map and directions:
http://AlbanyPublicLibrary.org/locations/main/

Contact: 518 583-4326, or via the email address below.

Sponsored by: MoveOn Capital Region organizing team.


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