From:   Drew Hornbein <>
Sent time:   Saturday, September 17, 2011 10:33:27 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] btw: telephone reporting

If you ignore the trolls you'll find that most normal people who are with the tea party share a lot with you.

They have the wrong idea about us and we have the wrong idea about them.

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM, Doug Singsen <> wrote:
Converting tea partiers is fine (although we should keep in mind that the TPers' numbers have been vastly overblown by the media), as long as what they're being converted to is clearly in favor of making Wall St pay and for social justice for all. We need to be clear on that!

On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 10:14 AM, Will Canine <> wrote:

+1 grimwomyn, so many people wouldn't be tea partieers if there were a better anti-status quo alternative. Converting tea partiers is probs going to be easier than moderate democrats. We should stay strong to our beliefs, but remain open! Show them how we do democracy.

I can't wait to see who comes down in solidarity!

<3s to everyone, this has been an amazing process and will be an amazing day!

Will Canine

On Sep 17, 2011 9:53 AM, "grimwomyn" <> wrote:
> Absolutely agreed on all points, but again, to quote a wise person in my
> circle: "everyone hates bankers and corporations." And a little unity can go
> a long way toward better understanding and respect for diversity of opinions
> and backgrounds, si?
> On Sep 17, 2011 9:51 AM, "Doug Singsen" <> wrote:
>> Not to be a downer, but I don't think that getting support from the Tea
>> Party is a sign that we're doing something right. In fact, this shows
>> exactly the danger of not making our politics and demands clear. After
> all,
>> the Tea Partiers are *against* taxing the rich and are extreme racists to
>> boot! Let's make today amazing and inspiring but also make it clear that
> we
>> are demanding that the rich pay for this crisis and that we support peace
>> and justice for people of all races.
>> Doug
>> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 7:51 AM, grimwomyn <> wrote:
>>> Just one more note of encouragement to the group-- I received two phone
>>> calls last night through the hotline from people who confessed they were
> tea
>>> partiers but wanted to communicate thier encouragement to the
>>> occupywallstreet action---
>>> I guess this is the one thing that can possibly unify America--
>>> :) see you in the streets!
>>> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 5:11 AM, Drew <> wrote:
>>>> I've posted some info on the nycga site:
>>>> let me know if I'm missing anything. I'll try and live blog tomorrow.