From:   MAd Hatter <progressivechange@gmail.com>
Sent time:   Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:37:34 AM
To:   september17@googlegroups.com
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] occupywallst.org: revolution, not a riot, revolution
 

Seriously, having March guidelines as the top story on the website

www.occupywallst.org is absurd. That is information for people

marching and can be conveyed at the Park.. We are likely getting

thousands of viewers who want to know what we are about. If this

website is designed to help build a movement, it needs to change its

focus, and fast. The general assembly site can do internal type

messages, but not the website that we are promoting....

 

This is not just about us, it is about those we want to reach.

 

 

 

On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 11:37 AM, MAd Hatter

<progressivechange@gmail.com> wrote:

> Totally agree. If we are goig to grow as a movement  we need to speak to the

> the 99% who we want to join with us.  We handed out 3,000 of these yesterday

> along the march  route and the response was great.

>

> I am sure the press is generating lots of visits to the website, so it is

> essential that we say something to the 99%.

>

>

>

> On Sunday, September 25, 2011, grimwomyn <grimwomyn@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hey guys-- so the coverage on the website is great--

>>

>> However, I would like to strongly suggest that the language from the "we

>> are 99 percent" flyer be the post on the front page for tomorrow morning, I

>> have posted an example with links on my tumblr:

>> http://grimwomyn.tumblr.com/post/10643247214/wearethe99-and-we-occupywallstreet

>> it's great coz it brings together all of the press in one place as people

>> are reading the post, and it gives a lot of sources for sharing and further

>> research....

>>

>> You know, an equal mix of information about the motivations for the

>> occupation, and police actions, which do garner sympathy and headlines, but

>> might scare people away.... if you want to lift the post entirely, please

>> do... it is from the flyer circulated yesterday, if you would like me to

>> post the writer, let me know... I think later this week a new post about

>> wealth inequality would be great. I bet if we asked we could get Cornel

>> West, Michael Moore, or Senator Bernie Sanders to write one since they have

>> been so openly supportive of the movement.

>>

>> Most people have not been exposed to think about how the system does not

>> work for them, they just know it doesn't work. It should be our mission to

>> educate through the channels we have available. These channels are also the

>> greatest tools for research and education. People need to be able to

>> understand in totem how the system has failed, and they are not getting that

>> information through the MSM as we well know.

>>

>> Just some Sunday thoughts, I hope all of you are safe warm and fed.

>>

>>

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