From:   Lucas Vazquez <>
Sent time:   Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:34:57 PM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss]

+1 Doug and i think your right on the fact that they would participate in the GA just like any of us would already

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Lucas Vazquez <> wrote:
Thatd be amazing Alexa. My only wish is to increase our numbers and I see bringing in Union members would be crucial. However, it must be stated to them that this is non-hierarchial and leaderless with no organizational attachments. If they wish to participate in the GA they must do it as individuals. 

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Alexa O'Brien <> wrote:
You and me share similar sentiment,however , I was practically disinvited from my second assembly meeting by Marissa the facilitator for introducing myself as an individual and admin of US Day of Rage...

GA needs its facilitators to practice less subjective patronage based on their own agendas.

Part of the reason the ga has lost quite a bit of credibility with people is it's lack of equanimity and self centered navel gazing IMO.

In my personal capacity (and I make that very clear distinction because usdayofrage is non partisan and ultimately wants only citizens to make campaign contributions etc) I have many family and friends that are union leadership or rank and file.

I will make some calls if you wish.

On Sep 20, 2011, at 7:59 PM, Lauren <> wrote:

> Just as a quick question - who are we kidding? We're talking of
> working with teamster locals, with other unions, with other groups and
> collectives. Are we not making a false dichotomy where somehow
> individuals and collectives can't exist at the same time?
> On Sep 20, 7:52 pm, "Alexa D. O'Brien" <> wrote:
>> It should be made clear that if the SEIU "join" the movement, they join then
>> as individuals and not as a group, since the GA has essentially ostracized
>> every other group and avoided forming coalitions.
>> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM, Lucas Vazquez <>wrote:
>>> Do we have a press release? Union representatives from SEIU have contacted
>>> me showing interest in joining our movement. They asked for some general
>>> information including a press release.
>>> Lucas
>> --