By Ray Beckerman
Man's inhumanity to man and other living things threatens the whole human experiment. Let's fight it, and try to build a future.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Bloomberg to evict #ows Please sign petition #occupy #occupywallstreet
I am writing to you from Zuccotti Park where for over a month Occupy Wall Street has courageously called attention to an economic system that does not work for 99% of us.
I just received an emergency message from MoveOn.org. Mayor Bloomberg wants to shut it down Occupy Wall Street at 7:00 am tomorrow morning and we have to take action right now to stop him. Please sign the petition to Mayor Bloomberg in support of the Occupy protesters.
and the Greater NYC for Change Team
From: Justin Ruben, MoveOn.org Civic Action
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:40 AM
Subject: Bloomberg to evict Occupy Wall Street?
Dear MoveOn member,
Urgent news: New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg just said he's going to use the police to effectively end the occupation of Wall Street tomorrow morning.
In a transparent ploy, new rules were passed out this morning prohibiting tarps, sleeping bags and "lying down"—even as temperatures plummet.
We need to show a national groundswell of support for the brave occupiers who are peacefully exercising their first amendment rights and highlighting our broken economy that's left 99% of us behind.
Can you sign our emergency petition to Mayor Bloomberg telling him not to interfere with Occupy Wall Street? We'll deliver the petition TONIGHT, first to the occupation, and then to City Hall.
The petition says, "Mayor Bloomberg: Respect the protesters' 1st Amendment rights. Don't try to evict Occupy Wall Street."
The only way we'll get Mayor Bloomberg to change his plan is massive public pressure. So we need to spread the word far and wide today.
After you've signed the petition, you'll be asked to share it with your friends and to call the City of New York to let the mayor know that you oppose his plan. Both steps are critical if we're going to stop him.
Please sign the petition to Mayor Bloomberg now so we can deliver tens of thousands of signatures this evening.