From:   Marisa Holmes <marisaholmes@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:37:21 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: Open Letter to America
 

Micah,

This is a wonderful draft.

However, the the general assembly is going thru this very process

of drafting a statement.

It should be ready this afternoon.

 

Marisa

 

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,

>

> I have a proposal: maybe it would help if we drafted an open letter to the

> American People.

>

> I wrote a rough draft. What do you think? If this is something that you'd

> like to see the GA agree on, please say so.

>

> Micah

>

>

>

> A MESSAGE TO AMERICA FROM THE PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY IN ZUCOTTI PARK

>

> Dear fellow Americans,

>

> We are assembled in Zucotti Park - which we've renamed Liberty Plaza - in

> the financial district of New York, because we believe that the American

> economy is heading in the wrong direction and we have a few ideas for what

> to do about it.

>

> There is a feeling shared by a growing number of people on the streets of

> the world that the global economy has become a kind of Ponzi scheme, a

> global casino, run by and for the benefit of the 1%.

>

> We believe that it is possible to inject justice into the global economy. We

> have come up with the following list of things that can be done right now to

> rejuvenate democracy and economic justice in our country:

>

> • Halt foreclosures for the unemployed, sick and elderly

>

> • Increase funding to public services by taxing the richest 1%

>

> • Forgive all student loan debt

>

> • Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act in order to control speculation

>

> • Work with the other G20 nations to implement a 1% "Robin Hood" tax on all

> financial transactions and currency trades

>

> • Ban high-frequency 'flash' trading and bring sanity to the markets

>

> • Break up the "too big to fail" banks that threaten our future

>

> • Arrest the financial fraudsters responsible for the 2008 meltdown and

> bring them to justice

>

> • Ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence

> corporate money has on our elected representatives in Washington

>

> If you agree with any of these demands, then join us!

>

> We will stay here in our encampment in Liberty Plaza until President Obama

> responds to each of these demands.

>

> This is just the beginning, there is more to come as we work together to

> reshape America.

>

> --- The People's Assembly of New York City

>

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