From:   Andrea Ciannavei <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:29:20 PM
Subject:   [GlobalRevolutionMedia] Occupy Chicago Press Release

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From: danielle villarreal <>
Date: November 15, 2011 4:24:12 PM EST
Subject: Press Release

I can't collaborate on a press release but I can forward you Chicago's:

Occupy Chicago //


MEDIA CONTACT:  773-417-6491,

Occupy Chicago Participates in National Day of Action November 17

CHICAGO 11/17/11 – As part of a national day of action for jobs and
economic justice on Thursday, Occupy Chicago, Stand Up! Chicago and
individuals from other labor and community groups will be rallying and
marching to “Resist austerity, reclaim the economy, and recreate our

This day, originally conceived as part of a celebration of the two-
month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, will now be a solidarity
action in light of the raid on New York’s encampment early Tuesday
morning. Occupy groups in 30 cities across the country will be
participating in the day.

“For too long now, regular citizens of this country have struggled
while the richest thrived. It’s time to stand up against those who
take advantage of hardworking Americans for their own excessive
profits. We demand economic justice! ” said Sam Sandmel, a student
with Occupy Chicago.

3:30 pm: Occupy Chicago joins StandUp! Chicago to “demand jobs, not
cuts, from our government!” Rally at the Thompson Center (100 W.
Randolph St), followed by a march.

5:30 pm: Occupy Chicago engages in a mass action at Jackson and
LaSalle featuring large-scale street theater with a sizeable number of
participants, including individuals dressed as the 1%. Immediately
following, a march with individuals from many labor unions “visiting”
corporations who did not pay their fair share of taxes last year,
followed by the daily General Assembly at Congress and Michigan.

 “We stand in complete solidarity with Occupy Wall Street,” said Megan
Groves, an Occupy Chicago committee volunteer. “We are going to tell
the world that you can raid a camp, but you can’t destroy a movement.
We aren’t going anywhere, we’re going everywhere!”

For the Facebook invitation to Thursday’s event, see:!/event.php?eid=302706959748654
For more information about Occupy Chicago, see, follow
on Twitter @OccupyChicago or #OccupyChi, or visit

Andrea Ciannavei