From:   Gabriel Johnson <gabjoh2@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Thursday, September 22, 2011 2:36:45 PM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   SPAM-LOW: Re: [september17discuss] proposal: Open Letter to America
 

Agreed; also with the student loan debt thing, too.

 

--glj

 

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 4:30 PM, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

>>

>>

>>

>> On Sep 22, 2011, at 1:14 PM, diane sare <dwsare@gmail.com> wrote:

>>

>>> 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.

>>>

>>> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 12:29 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

>>>

>>>

>>>

>>> --

>>> Diane Sare

>>> cell: 201-220-7731

>

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