Occupy the Capitol (schedule subject to change)
Activities start at 11am, unless otherwise stated, and are being organized by numerous unions and groups. All are welcome to participate. Each day will include at least one unified activity.
Sunday, November 27: Sleepover with Occupy Olympia
Bring your tent, warm clothes and a sleeping bag to camp out in Heritage Park next to the state capitol.
Monday, November 28: The 99% Takes Back the Capitol
Car caravan from Seattle with Sisters Organize for Survival, gathering at New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S. In Olympia, morning rallies, marches and teach-ins by The Arc, Washington Education Association, Occupy Olympia, Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget, and American Federation of Teachers. Other day's activities coordinated by Service Employees International Union 775 and The Arc: United march around the capitol and rally in the rotunda by all groups starting at 2pm. At 7pm, Occupy Olympia is holding a fundraiser with David Rovics at Traditions. Also at 7pm, The Arc will hold a candlelight vigil at the capitol.
Tuesday, November 29: We are the 99%
Washington Community Action Network is coordinating actions that will show the face of the 99%. Meet at 11am at the Capitol Theater, then march to the Rotunda. Tell your stories, show photos, drop in on legislators. Washington State Nurses Association will lobby legislators. Washington Federation of State Workers will promote issues of medical interpreters. At dusk, a slideshow of the Face of the 99% will be projected on the Capitol buildings.
Wednesday, November 30: Tax the 1 Percent!
Working Washington is leading this day to expose the banksters! Meet at 11am in the Capitol Rotunda. March at noon to a secret 1% target. Big banks and large corporations benefit from hundreds of tax loopholes that boost their profits while our communities continue to suffer.Sisters Organize for Survival calls for taxing the rich and the corporations.
Thursday, December 1: Demand that Your Legislator Stand with the 99%
Legislators will be asked to sign a pledge that they will oppose additional cuts and take action against unfair tax breaks for rich corporations. The day's activities are being co-led by Washington Federation of State Employees and SEIU 1199 (hospital workers).
Friday, December 2: Our Future is at Stake
We say no to a world where children are uncertain of their next meal and unable to see a doctor when they need one. We won't stand for students being shoved into crowded classrooms, and leaving academic institutions saddled by debt and jobless. Children's Alliance lobby day--rally at noon on the Capitol steps.
Saturday, December 3: Massive Rally!
Meet at the Capitol at 11:00 am. Join community organizations and people from all across Washington state to demand that legislators oppose more cuts, tax the rich, and call on the federal government to end U.S. wars and redirect trillions in military spending to state budgets! Coordinated by FUSE.
Please send additional information and updates to: RWseattle@mindspring.com, Attention: Occupy Calendar