|Sent time:||Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:09:35 PM|
|Subject:||[september17discuss] Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito's attempts to use Occupy Wall St. to promote herself|
Greetings from El Barrio, NYC:
We would like to make you aware that Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito
has been trying hard to use Occupy Wall St., like many others in the
Democratic Party, to promote herself and advance her political ambitions.
She has a history of voting in favor of rezoning laws that will displace
low-income people of color from our beloved East Harlem.
We would like to share with you videos on recent actions her own
constituents have organized against Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito.
We ask that you please circulate both videos widely to ensure that
everyone is made aware of her history of promoting displacement throughout
In the first short video, immigrant women of color and other low-income
residents from El Barrio storm and occupy the offices of Council Member
Melissa Mark-Viverito to protest her ongoing promotion of displacement
and negligent landlords in our community. In the face of police presence
and hostility from office personnel, these luchadoras fearlessly speak
truth to power and denounce Mark-Viverito for her profoundly anti-
democratic attacks against her East Harlem constituents, our homes and
In this second video, you can see how in this march for dignity against
displacement that we held in our East Harlem neighborhood, Council Member
Melissa Mark Viverito sent her lackeys to attack our community and to try
to shut down our protest. They were not successful. In fact, immediately
after their attack we marched directly to her luxury home and protested in
front of it.
Movement for Justice in El Barrio
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