Subject: [NYCGA-IWG] Re: nycmarch2dc - occupy the highway
From: Drew H
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 10:36:18 -0500
To: internet_working_group@googlegroups.com
CC: internet@nycga.net

Hi Jason,

I am forwarding this to our public google group.

Google group, please contact the occupy the highway people here:  http://nycmarch2dc.wordpress.com/contact/ if you feel that you could help out. If you do reach out please reply to this thread and describe what you think you can do or your ideas.

For those that don't know the Occupy the Highway group is marking to DC right now, they are an amazing group and we could offer them some help. Please read the attached message.

-Drew

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:10 AM, Jason [removed] wrote:
Hi internet,

I'm reaching out from the NYCmarch2DC, just wanted to throw this idea out to you. This thing has been crazy so far, we def get the feeling that this is going to lead to something much bigger. We were thinking that Occupy the Highway could be a platform for organizing similar marches among occupations. Marching through towns we've def met a bunch of people that had never heard of/seen occupy, it's been an amazing way to spread the movement.

Basically there are a ton of logistical issues we're having trouble dealing with that could probably be worked out better through a website. We've been coordinating with people trying to figure out how to get rides, food, places to stay, manage e-mails, figure out how to transport stuff, etc. and it's complete chaos right now. We are nowhere near able to field all of the outreach - we aren't able to get help that we're being offered because we marching for most of everyday and haven't been able to respond to a lot of people that have reached out.

Either way, we've been thinking of the long term of this as we've already heard from a few people interested in planning similar marches. I just wanted to check with you to see if this is something you'd be interested in developing. Someone snagged occupyhighway.org and occupythehighway.org - offered them to us to use and set them to redirect to our wordpress site, so one of those could be used for after the march is over.

- Jason

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