Courtesy of Occupy Redwood City
Occupy Redwood City (ORWC) will be channeling the 1% for a day, in honor of to Redwood Shores. ORWC is proud to be joined by the Raging Grannies, the San Mateo Central Labor Council, Occupy San Jose (OSJ), the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), members of other local Occupy groups, and concerned members of the 99% in gathering outside the where the presidential candidate is scheduled to hold an evening fundraiser.
ORWC will shed light on the fact that Romney’s thousands-of-dollars-per-plate fundraiser is taking place just a block away from Seiler, LLP; the New York Times has reported that a contribution of $250,000 was made to a Romney super-PAC from this address.
However, the exact identity of the donor, which was listed as “Glenbrook LLC”, remains shrouded in mystery. The enigma of Glenbrook reflects what is wrong with our secretive and broken elections system. While some will be protesting Romney for his party affiliation, ORWC stands against all politicians who are bought and sold, regardless of party.
We will be attending this protest as the elite group “Multi-millionaires for Mitt.” We’ll rally for taxing the poor, bombing the brown, and gutting the gays to draw attention to the insulated world in which Romney and his friends formed their opinions about what’s good for “us.”
To paraphrase an advertisement, who needs affordable health care when you can just drink orange juice?
ORWC continues to rally every Friday at 5 PM in Courthouse Square, with General Assemblies starting at 6 PM. The group recently passed a proposal to increase the frequency of their bank protests, and has claimed a series of victories within the past two weeks.
These include: the passage of AJR 22 (D-Wieckowski) out of the judiciary committee as well as by the full Assembly; deferral by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) of development in rural communities; and a for Redwood City resident Gloria Takla, a Chase Bank foreclosure victim on whose behalf ORWC has been occupying the Chase branch in Redwood City.
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