“900+ Events, 49 states, Tens of Thousands of People, Hundreds of Groups — This is historic.
People will be given the tools and skills to take direct action after the trainings on all the issues we as the 99% care about such as student loans, foreclosures, climate, workers rights, social justice. Then we’ll move into 6 weeks of action to hold accountable the worst of the 1% including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Sallie Mae and Walmart.
Take a moment and imagine all the people in these 900+ places and the life-changing experiences we are about to have and what we can achieve together after the trainings.”
Read the letter that launched the 99% Spring, signed by over 40 movement leaders and organizations.
Our country is at a crossroads. We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
The choice is in our hands. This spring we will act on that choice.
In the tradition of our forefathers and foremothers and inspired by today’s brave heroes in Occupy Wall Street and Madison, Wisconsin, we will prepare ourselves for sustained non-violent direct action.
From April 9-15 we will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. We will organize trainings to:
Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
1) Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
2) Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.
3) This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.
We are the 99%. For the 100%. And this is our moment.
1. Retweet the following from @the99spring, scheduled at 9am ET:
Today we all make history, training 100k ppl to take #directaction for economic justice. RT and join in: http://bit.ly/99action
And RT @the99spring all day and week.
2. Facebook: At 9 am ET, you’ll see an arrow-image posted on facebook.com/the99spring : http://bit.ly/I9q9Ue) – click SHARE when it appears and repost it on your personal and group’s profile. Change your personal profile pic to 99% Spring: http://on.fb.me/HZsgIl