Temporary Relief Woking Group Proposal After the Arrest and sacking of our protest on Tuesday morning. At least 300 people who had no home other than Zucotti Park have been displaced. Whatever peoples opinion, the fact is these people were supporters of the movement. Should it be logistically possible for them to stay within New York City they will still be able to support our occupation of downtown’s financial District. Most people are staying at various churches. Some of them very far uptown. I have talked to volunteers at the Churches and they have told me, The critical need is for metro cards for protesters to be able to leave and return to Liberty Square. And some kind of food card that will allow people to get the emergency types of foods wherever they may be when they are out in the streets and away from the park (Our park has not yet begun to feed people again at full capacity yet.) Our proposal is for: 7 round trip metro cards for 300 displaced occupiers 300 $25 Whole Foods Gift Cards And the proposal will include the understanding That we will after Dec 1st Provide 130 Unlimited metro cards for the month of December. One card to be given to groups of 2 or 3 people. To help them for that month until the other working groups can work out the ideal solutions to help us continue winning with this Occupation. 300x7x$5 = $10,500 300x$25 = 2,100 By dec 1st, 130 Unlimited Metro for Dec $13,000 Total The unlimited metros for December we would like to be up for review by the GA on November 30th for now we are asking for only the first two expenditures totaling $12,600 Although we would like to support everyone who comes to support this movement We intend this temporary relief for those who were occupying the park before everything was seized and are now displaced, so that they continue to help all of us and the Global Movement with what they learned during our historic first move in a movement that has many hard years ahead of her. To facilitate this we would like everyone who comes to receive either metro or food gift cards these questions: $25,600 Name: 1. Were you an Occupier?: 2. Where were you camped?: 3. When did you arrive?: 4. Who were some of your friends during your time in the square?: If SIS agrees to it we would like to ask them to distribute both cards at their desk. If that is not possible we will distribute them to our Occupiers at one of the benches in the park. As far as surplus cards, 12 days after our first day of distribution we would like to make them available to the working groups to distribute to any new members of their working groups who arrive from out of tow or their members who because of their support to the movement could use the assistance to continue to attend working group meetings, spokescouncil and the General Assembly
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