“OCCUPY WALL STREET” INSPIRES PROTESTS IN BOSTON
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 30th, 2011*
*Friday, September 30th, Concerned Citizens Gather for the Kick-off of
The conversation that began on Wall Street on September 17 has swept
northward to Boston, and inspired a powerful national movement. Joining
with nearly 100 actions in cities from Los Angeles to Dallas, Chicago,
and Washington D.C., concerned citizens have come to speak out for
greater economic equality.
Occupy Boston will gather at Dewey Square in Downtown Boston today Friday,
September 30 at 6 p.m., to begin an ongoing protest, discuss the state of
the union and develop out of that discussion a list of specific changes
to ensure our government actually works for the benefit of all citizens.
Planning this event began with a group of over 200 people from all walks
of life who assembled on Boston Common Tuesday evening to discuss taking
action. Paul Harris of the Guardian covered the meeting, saying,“[..]
the people behind Occupy Boston showed a strong dose of media savvy and
organizational skill on [Tuesday] night, as they drew a committed crowd
of volunteers to their cause: to occupy a slice of the city.”
Occupy Boston is the beginning of an ongoing discussion about the problems
with America’s economic system and how it has damaged government and the
fabric of society as a whole. The top 1% owns 50% of the nation’s wealth –
and more importantly, how that wealth is used undermines the founding
principles of America’s democracy.
Through the use of direct democracy, Occupy Boston is working to define
and solve the problems of: an opaque and exclusive government, a Wall
Street without conscience, and a state struggling to guarantee basic
human rights. Everyone is invited to join this conversation about
reforming how business and government operate.