Proposal to move the rest of OWS FUND into the BAIL FUND..
On September 17th when a group of activists sat down in Liberty Square no one knew how things would play out. As the weeks passed on and as our story began to spread across the country it resonated with people. It gave them hope that it was finally time to challenge the systems currently in place.
One of the main issues at the heart of this protest is the misuse of funds. OWS is calling for transparency from the 1%, OWS is calling for alternative banking models, OWS is calling for gift economies.
Supporters have moved money to local banks and credit unions, supporters are working towards better self sustainability
and now we need to look to ourselves ..
in a few weeks the money will be spent..
and yes we have supported ourselves, we have supported actions across the country from NYC to Oakland
but We are about to enter into spring .. and May Day is on the horizon.
There is one aspect of protesting that we can not avoid Bail.. and for that we need MONEY
We have a bail fund but it will dry out as well..
Right now there is no better sign of solidarity than jail support and bail.
I propose that in solidarity with each of us we consense to move all remaining funds into the bail fund so that come may day we have the resources to help each other in a time of need.
For anyone who has sat in jail be it 5 hours or 48 hours you know the injustice of the system. For anyone who has done jail support or posted bail you have seen first hand how happy and relieved and frustrated people are when they get out of the system
Let US STAND IN SOLIDARITY AS ACTIVISTS