March 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm #1604
Minutes from Action Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
6 P.M. to 7:45 P.M.
At the Site
Present: M3, Becky, and Ruth Ann.
Discussed action against JP Morgan
There are parallels between dealing in derivatives and gambling.
GA squared means bringing Gamblers Anonymous to the General Assembly.
We envision a mock GA Thursday morning, May 31st, [at 8 AM?] inviting local bankers to an intervention where the proven principles gleaned from Gamblers Anonymous will be taught.
Afterwards we will march to the Chase building with signs, appropriate dress (e.g., t-shirts with slogans), drums, and chants and demonstrate on the sidewalk. En route we will stop at other banks and chant the serenity prayer. All of the signs will be focused on this one issue only and will include “Stop banking at the big banks; support your local banks and credit …”. “Dealing in derivatives is gambling with other peoples’ money”. Etc.
The news media must be advised in advance. This includes radio and tv stations as well as newspapers and magazines.
A preparation day will occur Monday, May 27th, Memorial Day; supplies will be needed including a sheet and sticks to create one or more banners, t-shirts and paint, a drum and drummer, slogan/chant/creators creators, large stickies in bright colors. A head count of occupiers who want to participate is necessary.
Further, all government officials who refuse to support the Return to Prudent Banking Act and who give money to too-big-to-fail banks will be identified as enablers who also need an intervention.
“Laughing and thinking work well together,” per Ruth Ann. Therefore, all will be in the spirit of laughter and questions per “Socrates Says” to get the general public thinking about how derivatives trading hurts them personally. We will circulate stickies and ask the questions that stick.
In the long term an educational tourism project is envisioned. We will create a walking tour of the banking and investment offices in the State. We will lead tours for a small fee, create a CD and short film to expose the Delaware banking industry in depth’
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