GA Meeting Notes
Wall Street has occupied our entire planet. What do you have to say about that?
There are more of us than them and they know it,
No Gwen. No computer. No problem. The second-string note takers were on it.
Ten minute discussion- The Candidates Forum at the Jewish Community Center on September 13.
Mark was interviewed by WHYY regarding his candidacy for governor, specifically on running a campaign with little or no money. This will be on the program “First,” and will air September 28. He also met an individual who works in the banking industry, who shared with him some of the real issues in the banking industry, mostly in the mortgage business.
Delaware Avenue rally went well. Twenty+ brochures were handed out. The idea of making our brochures and signs more pointed was discussed.
Bernie attended the 1st and 2nd District. The city’s charter, specifically as it relates to a very strong mayoral position, was discussed. The state legislature would have to change the charter.
There was also discussion on the church at Market St. and Concord Ave. It could be a great community asset.
Josh was one of several from Occupy DE that went to New York City for the Occupy Wall Street anniversary. There were many teach-ins, many marches, and many police officers. Zuccotti Park was overflowing (not mentioned in the News Journal).
One of the teach-ins centered around debt relief. Two idea…first, form a debtors union. Second, an action based around large numbers of people not paying their mortgage, student loan, etc…consciously and in concert.
Progress on an Occupy DE sponsored debate was reported. A meeting with the venue is scheduled for next week.
Wilmington In Transition will be showing the film “Escape From Suburbia” it’s mini-film series. Thursday, September 20, 7:00pm, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Pacem in Terris will have their annual dinner on Thursday, October 18, at 6:30pm, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $25.
Bernie recommended the documentary “Plunder,” about the banking industry. It can be seen on the RT American website.
The Veggie & Fruit giveaway will take place on Friday, September 21, 12:00 noon, at 10th and King St. (beside the library in Rodney Square). Lots of volunteers and donations. This will be the final veggie giveaway of the year.
Also on September 21, the Delaware Chapter of the Coalition to End the Death Penalty will be conducting outreach as part of their Rally to Remember Troy Davis. The rally will be in Rodney Square from 4:30pm- 6:30pm. At 10:30pm, they will return to Rodney Square for a candlelight vigil to mark Troy Davis’ execution. The vigil is scheduled to last until 11:30pm.