A very successful weekend for OccupyAC. On Friday, about 8 of us brainstormed on our mission statement and 4x handout, a smaller group is meeting this week to polish it up, and we will agree on the final edits on Friday. Demonstration at 88/49 was smaller but lively.
On Sunday, March 11th, 10 of us attended the puppet making, created the design, collected supplies from local thrift stores, and started building. The top hat for the main Wall Street character was completed, and people will meet in Ione to make the paper mache head so it is ready for our next work day on April 1st. We also decided that Earth Day on the 22nd will be a fun place to unveil, and practice, our Wall Street Puppet Parade. People who want to participate will need to dress up like a Senator/Congress-person, dark suit, etc.
Hanging out together and talking was also a lot of fun, and those who attended are in agreement about having work days and committee meetings on Sundays. This will give us more time for projects and actions and include those who work and are in college. This would be in addition to our Friday meetings and demos. Another topic of discussion right now is the possibility of some of us walking/bike riding to Sacramento from Amador Co for one of the next big protests at the State Capitol. The next action planned is the National Women’s March on the Capitol, April 28th. The “Walk and Roll” would start from Hwy 49/16 and would include one night camping mid way, and one night in motel in Sac. If you want to join us you can walk, run, ride a bike, or even a wheel chair/motorized medical scooter, or be on the support crew. This date may be too soon for preparation (i.e. getting in shape) so we may postpone till something else good comes along.
March 16 and 17: Occupy Monsanto, Davis. Carpools being arranged. Seems like most people from Amador and Calaveras are going 17th so far.
April 1: Puppet work day, San Andreas.
April 22: Earth Day, Angels Camp. Tricounty Occupies will have a booth and have materials to give out. Preparation for event includes creating handouts and painting our canopy cover, which is something else we can do at the center in San Andreas.
April 28th: Women’s March on the Capitols, Sacramento.
May 1st: General Strike, everywhere.
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