From:   Will Gauss <>
Sent time:   Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:40:23 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] More coopting by MoveOn!

+1. We must be wary of co-option but only a wave of public anger directed squarely at the Mayor's desk will remind him who he really works for.  If MoveOn can give us that, let them.  If they think this will somehow serve them, it won't.  If they think this will buy our loyalty, it won't.  We stand tall, but with some assistance we stand taller.  We are the only real benefactor here so I can regard it as the generosity which it seems to really be.  We do not need to bow to their will, but we also need not antagonize and jeopardize future generosity.

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On Oct 13, 2011, at 5:11 PM, Jason Jones <> wrote:

I don't believe in electoral politics. But I'm also not a reactionary idiot. This is neither an attempt to brand nor a call to support an elected. is telling it's membership that what is needed is "national groundswell immediately in defense of the protesters." We need as many people down there tomorrow as possible. If they're turning people out for that - Fckn awesome! The terrain is shifting from moment to moment. Stay sharp.

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 5:04 PM, <> wrote:
That is not co-opting.  That is support.  Support that we really need right now.  I am not from moveon, but the people I know from moveon are trying to help the left fight the cororations anyway they can, just like I am.  This fight does not only belong to OWS.  We all need to work together.
I agree the yard signs were tacky and self-serving, but a moveon petition in support of OWS is a good thing.
On 10/13/11, 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 saidhe's going to use the police to effectively end the occupation of Wall Streettomorrow morning.

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

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

Can you sign our emergency petition to Mayor Bloomberg telling him not tointerfere 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' 1stAmendment rights. Don't try to evict Occupy Wall Street."

The only way we'll get Mayor Bloomberg to change his plan is massive publicpressure. 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 friendsand to call the City of New York to let the mayor know that you oppose hisplan. Both steps are critical if we're going to stop him.

Please sign the petition to Mayor Bloomberg now so we can deliver tens ofthousands 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

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