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PROTESTS: Occupiers stand for what really matters

Letter by Roxie Gihl, Bremerton on Dec. 7, 2011 at 10:55 am | 105 Comments »
December 7, 2011 1:53 pm

I, for one, still strongly support the Occupy movement – who else is speaking for the 99 percent of Americans watching their futures and their children’s, too, being stolen by Wall Street malfeasance and voracious greed? All while so many in government, federal, state and local, look the other way and do nothing – or, worse yet, aid and abet the thieves with special deals, bailouts and tax breaks, and no prosecutions. A really pitiful state of affairs not becoming at all to a civilized society.

Jobs, the environment, education, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, libraries,
police and fire protection, healthcare, the shrinking Middle Class are the reasons occupiers are there – to bravely try to stand up for what really matters to the overwhelming majority of Americans!

Anyone paying even a little attention can easily figure out why they’re there. It’s painfully obvious. Camping out or even just protesting during the day isn’t warm, comfortable, easy to do or safe, but I believe the occupiers have found that no one will listen any other way.

They are still striving overall to be non-violent, I believe, and you can no more paint all occupiers with the same broad brush than you can any other group in our society. Support the First Amendment rights and the just cause of those many occupiers who are standing up legally and with action and conviction for themselves and the rest of us! They need us, too!

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