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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 06:28 AM

35. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio

Advised the constituents of her district to squat in their own homes, and make the banks produce the paper. OWS 'official occupiers' are helping foreclosure victims stay in their homes, which is an alliance in goals and tactics by 'official' 99%ers and Dems.

My area is seeing a huge attack on women's rights, and voting rights, and civil rights, and worker's rights, right now. The repugs are attacking on behalf of the 1%. Any idea that the best move for occupy 99 'officials' would be for them to outreach to 99% of Americans and tell them to boycott the vote is untenable. I say do like the Great Depression people did. Put the less bad party in, then stay on their case with agressive lobbying. A Parlaimentary system would probably have you and I as separate party allies, and would represent 99% of the people, but we're heading into '12 with only 2 parties.

When labor or Spring chants 'We are the 99 %!' at protest events, at repug political offices or repug corporate 1%er offices, the non-politicized 99%er citizens think of that 'official' movement that kicked off last fall. Since a lot of people never knew the officials directly or intimately, they can see that the movement is still here and growing. And it is still here, and growing. It's doing good and outreaching to the people. I don't lobby them to get out and vote, but I know who I am voting for, and as an ally I still share the same views as they do on the issues. (99% of them, anyway.)

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