Dear Gene Veksler,
Deepest apologies if perhaps I missed a discussion thread about this subject somewhere else, and if I have, I hope you will kindly direct me to it. I must ask though, out of due diligence but also rightful wariness - but for what purpose are you proposing to do this? How might this act of beneficent corporate sponsorship be worthwhile for your business? Yeah, we get an expensively paid-for, prominently-positioned billboard message out to the tourists and television addicts, but at what cost to our fledgeling movement - our revolutionary anti-corporate moment?
And for our Occupy community, I ask: We occupy Zuccotti Park (Liberty Square) for free. Why not occupy billboards for free, as well?
Perhaps you mean perfectly well and joyfully stand in solidarity with our righteous cause, Gene. Perhaps my skepticism should be regarded as unwarranted, out of line, maybe even paranoid. If so, I ask you regard our (Occupy Wall Street's) unique vulnerability as if we are the city of Troy, and have unexpectedly been gifted with a marvelous and mysterious horse.
(just one among many, yet equal among all)
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 12:13 PM, gene veksler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My name is Gene Veksler I am with EpicStep.com, my partner and I are offering to pay for the Times Square Occupy Wall Street billboards.
I wanted to see if you all can help get the campaign up on the Occupy Wall St. Facebook page and the @OccupyWallSt Twiiter page. So far Occupy Chicago and Los Angeles have shared it, as well as Ad Busters.
I reached out to Todd in the Internet Working Group and he guided me to you guys. I truly believe that if Occupy Wall St. shares it, every other Occupy group in the nation and world will pick it up and share it with their people.
Campaign Page: (Launched on Saturday)
If you have any suggestions for me and who else to contact I am all ears.
-- revolution - transformation - love