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OCCUPY BANGOR needs Warm Bodies in Peirce Park to show Solidarity!

Mon, Oct 31, 2011

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Please spread the word to others in your group or area. Thanks.


This appeal is from Sunday, but the need is still great. If you can help out or know others in the area who might come down to Peirce Park to support or occupy, that will be a wonderful. 

Begin forwarded message:


From: Occupy Bangor <occupybangor@gmail.com>
Date: October 30, 2011 11:01:25 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: URGENT: OCCUPY BANGOR needs Warm Bodies in Peirce Park to show Solidarity!

Occupy Bangor is underway at Peirce Park on Harlow Street by City Hall. We had about 13 tents filled with people overnight. We need warm bodies from the 99% to brave the snow and show solidarity for the occupy movement. If you weren’t able to attend yesterday, you can help by coming out today. Any amount of time helps. We have a canopy for protection from the snow. We have a fire for warmth.  The people that stayed overnight are warming up and regrouping at home.  We need fresh faces to show support by coming to Peirce Plaza. 

If you haven’t been able to get involved before, this is your chance!  Most of us are meeting each other for the first time.  We would love to get to know you.

Let’s show the rest of the country that people in Bangor mean business.  Send this e-mail to everyone you can think of in the area.  Call your friends.  Text them.  We are the 99%!  Join Us!


Noon
20-something sing along!
People of all ages are invited to share their favorite songs. If you are a young person, come on out to learn the songs of peace and social justice. This land is your land.  Please call your friends and invite them to come downtown and join you in showing support for the largest social movement of our generation.  We encourage you to walk or use public transport if you can.

4 pm
General Assembly

Everyone is invited to join in and help make Occupy Bangor a success.

According to the National Coalition for the Homeless:

In 2007, 12.5% of the U.S. population, or 37,300,00 million people, lived in poverty.

On ANY given night in October, 444,000 people nationwide experience homelessness.  That’s 6% of the population.

If you spent the night warm indoors, you can show solidarity for the people who didn’t.

COME OUT TO PEIRCE PARK TODAY AND JOIN WITH YOUR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO REJECT THE INEQUALITIES AND INJUSTICES IN OUR COUNTRY.

We know it’s snowing.  We know it’s cold. 

We had over 200 people in attendance yesterday.

We are Maine.  We are still Occupy Bangor.  Join Us!

Immediate Donation Needs that can be brought to the site:

Hot drinks and cups for volunteers

Snow Shovel

Firewood and volunteers to man the firepit in shifts

Towels

Toasties hand warmers

Electric glove warmers/dryers

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