Below is an email and some photos that we got from my Mom yesterday. What a great example of how we, the people, CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Sprinter Life would just like to take a moment to say,
“We’re proud of you Mom!!!”
From Tree’s Mom:
Today a hundred of us Occupied the Federal Building, protesting the year-anniversary of the Supreme Court “Citizen’s United” decision which says that “Free Speech = Money”. This being little Bellingham, the occupation was all very non-violent and a lot of good discussion and planning got done.
One of Occupy Bellingham’s main missions (Yes , Occupy groups can focus on goals) is to get the MONEY out of politics. And one of our strategies is sponsoring a resolution in our City, whereby Bellingham will condemn the Citizen’s United decision and support true campaign finance reform ( i.e. publicly funded campaigns) . You know – like most of the rest of the world has . . .
When we are successful in this first endeavor, (and we will be) we will move on to the state level. We hope to serve as a model to the rest of the nation that normal human beings CAN take back our rights and freedoms from corporate control.
After all, Occupy movements are not a bunch of “lazy shirkers” like the media would have you believe. There were folks in business suits and middle-class mom’s with their kids, lawyers and activists and business people. Concerned intelligent people of all ages.
Stay Awake My Friends. And wish us luck . . . Angela