From:   David DeGraw <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:46:36 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] More coopting by MoveOn!

this is a helpful message that Move On has sent, the problem though, Move On is a Democratic Party front group.  we have tried for years to get them behind Wall Street protests and they NEVER, NOT ONCE, would support it. Now that it's taken off, they are bandwagon jumping.  we fully understand that we need to be inclusive and need all the help we can get, but we need a clear statement proving that we are not puppets of MoveOn or any other front groups.  MoveOn, whether they like it or not, has developed a reputation as a divide and conquer organization.  They have never once before wanted to support anything to do w/ the 99%.  their leadership has completely sold out to the Democratic Party long ago.  that being said, many of their members are strong n much needed allies.  this is a fine line we are forced to walk. 

here's the proposed statement we worked on.  if you don't agree with it, please consider proposing one of your own:

Welcome to the #OWS 99% Movement “We Will NOT Be Co-Opted” Working Group

On 10/13/2011 2:30 PM, Jon Good wrote:
I guess there are a lot of liberals who really wanted to be radicals, but were too afraid.  Keep Occupying! Keep growing courage!



On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
co opting but this would be helpful if they do deliver the petition. seriously-- we should say thank you.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Charles Lenchner <> wrote:

This is what MOVE ON SENT.

From: Justin Ruben, Civic Action
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Bloomberg to evict Occupy Wall Street?

Dear MoveOn member,

Urgent news: New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg just said he's going to use the police to effectively end the occupation of Wall Street tomorrow morning.

In a transparent ploy, new rules were passed out this morning prohibiting tarps, sleeping bags and "lying down"—even as temperatures plummet.

We need to show a national groundswell of support for the brave occupiers who are peacefully exercising their first amendment rights and highlighting our broken economy that's left 99% of us behind.

Can you sign our emergency petition to Mayor Bloomberg telling him not to interfere with Occupy Wall Street? We'll deliver the petition TONIGHT, first to the occupation, and then to City Hall.

Sign the petition now.

The petition says, "Mayor Bloomberg: Respect the protesters' 1st Amendment rights. Don't try to evict Occupy Wall Street."

The only way we'll get Mayor Bloomberg to change his plan is massive public pressure. So we need to spread the word far and wide today.

After you've signed the petition, you'll be asked to share it with your friends and to call the City of New York to let the mayor know that you oppose his plan. Both steps are critical if we're going to stop him.

Please sign the petition to Mayor Bloomberg now so we can deliver tens of thousands of signatures this evening. ows/?id=0-3697424-bI7Fk4x&

Thanks for all you do.

  â€“Justin, Laura, Carrie, Joan, and the rest of the team