From:   grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:30:13 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: Open Letter to America
 

Ok but understand if we are trying to bring in the broadest range of people possible, saying forgive all foreclosures is going to make us sound a little crazy. Forgiving the mortgage debt of obvious vulnerable demographics is will be understood, appreciated, and supported by most people. We are still talking abt the business of lending $ and that business model is not a bad one, it has just been abused, and until we figure out a better way to remedy that the emergency halt of foreclosure on the vulnerable is something most will support.

On Sep 22, 2011 4:02 PM, "Lisa Fithian" <fithianl@igc.org> wrote:
> I agree that stop all foreclosures is stronger. Why just elderly or sick everyone needs their homes.
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> On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:14 PM, diane sare <dwsare@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I think this is good, and will allow more people to put aside their excuses and join in. I think the moratorium on foreclosures should be extended to "all owner occupied homes" -- this must be done for the sake of social stability until we can get millions of people back to work, and reverse the collapse.
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>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:29 PM, Micah White <micahmwhite@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
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>> I have a proposal: maybe it would help if we drafted an open letter to the American People.
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>> 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.
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>> Micah
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>> A MESSAGE TO AMERICA FROM THE PEOPLE'S ASSEMBLY IN ZUCOTTI PARK
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>> Dear fellow Americans,
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>> 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.
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>> 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%.
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>> 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:
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>> • Halt foreclosures for the unemployed, sick and elderly
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>> • Increase funding to public services by taxing the richest 1%
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>> • Forgive all student loan debt
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>> • Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act in order to control speculation
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>> • Work with the other G20 nations to implement a 1% "Robin Hood" tax on all financial transactions and currency trades
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>> • Ban high-frequency 'flash' trading and bring sanity to the markets
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>> • Break up the "too big to fail" banks that threaten our future
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>> • Arrest the financial fraudsters responsible for the 2008 meltdown and bring them to justice
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>> • Ordain a Presidential Commission tasked with ending the influence corporate money has on our elected representatives in Washington
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>> If you agree with any of these demands, then join us!
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>> We will stay here in our encampment in Liberty Plaza until President Obama responds to each of these demands.
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>> This is just the beginning, there is more to come as we work together to reshape America.
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>> --- The People's Assembly of New York City
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>>
>>
>> --
>> Diane Sare
>> cell: 201-220-7731
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