I just found that I actually am not going to be able to make this meeting due to a work conflict. I'm really sorry about this. People are welcome and encouraged to meet without me. Please let me know what you discuss/decide if you do end up meeting.
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Doug Singsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Just a reminder that anyone interested in discussing this can come to the meeting Thursday at 6 PM in the atrium of 60 Wall St. To explain why I think this is necessary, although there are any number of national days and weeks of action that have been called by different groups, including one for this Saturday, none of them seem to have been effective in becoming really large and widespread. This Saturday's action will be huge in Europe, but my sense is (and I could be wrong about this) that there are not going to be widespread actions in the US and they will not be huge. The other days and weeks of action that have been called will likely also be small and dispersed. There are struggles and actions happening constantly all over the place, which is awesome, but I think the movement would really benefit from combining all its forces for one day - essentially, replicating October 5th on a national scale. If you're interested in discussing this, check out the meeting on Thursday.
In the labor outreach committee meeting tonight, I raised a proposal for a national day of action against Wall St in early November, for the working group to endorse and send to the GA for discussion/decision. We decided to create a working group to explore this possibility, but this isn't really an issue just for the Labor Outreach Committee, it's an idea for OWS as a whole, so I wanted to advertise the meeting as widely as possible. The actions that different groups decided to do would be up to them, but they will have a greater impact if we can focus them simultaneously. If you want to discuss this proposal, come to a working group meeting Thursday at 6 PM in the atrium of 60 Wall St.