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Occupy: 99 Reasons to Get $$ Out of Politics

17th September, 2012 - Posted by Hillary V Lehr - 2 Comments

Today is a significant day indeed.

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On the one year anniversary of Occupy, activists dropped 99 banners listing why campaign finance reform is essential for democracy.

We couldn’t agree more.

Neither could the 18 million Americans suffering foreclosures and skyrocketing student debt and inequality. Thousands have filled downtown NYC and Wall Street, and thousands more are expected to march tonight in San Francisco. Join Global Exchange and other allied organizations as we march on the streets of San Francisco to mark this one year anniversary of the Occupy movement. 

Thought Occupy was ‘over?’ Hear author Rebecca Solnit‘s take on Occupy’s one year.

Occupy gathering across from Liberty Plaza, Sep. 16, 2012

Today also marks the election’s 50 day final stretch, and with 2012 set to become the most expensive election in history, more than ever it is clear that we need to get money out of politics!

Here’s a  slideshow of the banners displayed by the Occupy Democracy Coalition, featured in today’s Democracy Now! segment.

Stay tuned for exciting live updates from coast-to-coast events marking Occupy’s one year anniversary.

Leave a Comment with YOUR Reason Why We Need to Get $$ Out of Politics!

2 Responses to “Occupy: 99 Reasons to Get $$ Out of Politics”

  • Joe

    Hi there,

    I was curious if you would be interested in posting my ebook on your site. You can download the whole ebook for free at

    The books states ideas as to how we can collectively make a difference in the world.

    Thank you for your time and consideration,

    • Hi Joe,
      I’m not sure where on the site you are referring to but if you have specific ideas feel free to email me (tex at and I can pass it along to our communications team. In the meantime, if you follow us on Facebook, you are more than welcome to post the book on our wall to share with our followers. Here’s a link to our page:

      Best of luck to you with your book!

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