Tuesday, April 24, 2012

[olympiaworkers] MAY DAY Spring Celebration

May Day Spring Celebration!
May Day, May 1st, has historically been a day of celebration for the coming of Spring and International Labor Day! In honoring both the green and red inherent in May Day, we strive as Occupy Olympia to make a meaningful event for our heart and soul. Music, community potluck and festivities in the evening starting at 4PM with the music of the Tilted Stilts. Picket the Wall Street banks starting at 4:30, as part of the campaign to close down Wall Street here & everywhere. Building our local community power we set a goal to collect 2400 petition signatures in 24 hours to put an initiative on the ballot for the people's power company over the foreign owned PSE corporation. Danny Kelly is playing at 5:45, followed by reggae in the park till the light fades away with High Ceiling. There may be a MAY POLE.

PETITIONERS ALL DAY NEEDED! Those honoring the general strike are welcome to gather in the park.
8:30AM: Morning Petitioners
Noon: Come picnic! No work, no school, come to the park!
1PM: Mid-Day Petitioners
4PM: Tilted Stilts Music!
4:30PM: Wall Street Bank pickets, meet at Sylvester Park for signs and materials. Small groups of less than ten at every Wall Street Bank in Olympia. There will be a pledge of respectful conduct, no property destruction and no masks.
5:30PM: Potluck! Tabling for local groups.
5:30PM: Afternoon Petitioners
5:45PM: Danny Kelly followed by High Ceiling with reggae in the park.
8PM: Clean up.
8:30PM: Evening Petitioners meet at Urban Onion Lobby
(Rain location across the street at the Urban Onion Ballroom, 7PM)
ADVANCED REGISTRATION encouraged for petitioners!

Contact togetherolympia@gmail.com with questions.

Goals for this day.

  • Build community power
  • 2,400 petition signatures in 24 hours for the Thurston Public Power Initiative. http://thurstonpublicpower.org
  • Bank pickets at all the Wall Street Banks in Oly in a way that is informative, respectful and is in an accordance with a sworn community contract that avoids intimidation, the use of masks, offensive language or aggressive behavior. We seek to first avoid and second deescalate all unnecessary confrontations with the management, employees, customers, other protesters and police. We will follow family friendly behavior and have a safety committee trained to make sure that the community contract is honored.
  • Solidarity with the general strike in NYC and other cities elsewhere and encouraging folks to be at the park all day if they can. Many people may feel that they are in too precarious a position to take the day off in strike. Building a movement strong enough where workers are supported when they stand up for their rights against the 1% is a big part of why we are part of the occupy movement. Help out in anyway you can.
  • Finally we will have an afternoon and evening of music, speakers, games and information. There will be a May Pole, flowers, puppets and fun. There will also be a community potluck. All folks are welcome to table during this event.

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