10:15 am in Uncategorized by Liz Berry
You may recall a couple of days ago I commented on Alan Jones and the Nation of Change–a group of self-declared “progressives” who seem to have collecting money as their first priority.
Well this morning I got an email requesting donations for “our heroes occupying for justice”: I checked and Daily Kos has also posted on this. They are even madder than I am.
Here is an excerpt from the email I got. My advice: Don’t give these people a red cent. Shame on them!
One of the things about the Occupy Wall Street events is that with the exception of the one at Washington DC which as I understand is a symbolic representation of all of us and who do have a site to which to contribute, that we should go to the sites of our local Occupy Dallas, Occupy LA, etc. and contribute at that site. If these people need supplies, they need them NOW, not after some group like Nation of Change takes their half out of the middle and distributes pennies weeks or months later. Bring the supplies and food yourself to your local Occupy groups and/or as I said, contribute at their web sites.
Here is an excerpt from the email I received from these scumbags. Call them and give them a piece of your mind. We don’t need them trying to hijack this movement and make it about progressives. This is not about progressives. This is about the majority of all Americans.
Right now, the heroes occupying for justice at Wall Street and in our nation’s capital are in need of food & supplies in order to stay healthy and combat the elements.
NationofChange in coordination with organizers on the ground is raising $5,000 this weekend to supply the protesters at Liberty Square and Freedom Plaza with some of the following essentials: hot food, water bottles, sleeping bags, blankets, tarps, plastic storage bins, polar fleece sweaters, pants, socks, gloves, medical supplies, and more…
Help us keep these men and women equipped to perform the most direct form of democracy in existence on behalf of us all. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to support the movement in a direct, “boots on the ground” way, this is your chance.