portland's movement in solidarity with occupy wall street begins tomorrow at 12pm at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. though i have to work and cannot protest full-time, i'll be there when i can and will be in support at all times. please consider heading down and doing what you can - donate, bring tents & food, stand up and speak out in support of this nonviolent movement against corporate and governmental greed and corruption. "We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent." - http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/
i'm on the more fortunate side of the spectrum, for now. i've got a job that i love and am trying my hardest to whittle away at my student debt. but it's a fine line, and i know i'm not alone in that. nor can i ignore how many people in this country are drowning while others sit back and take it easy. how many of us have no golden parachute, no nest egg? how many of us have no health care or coverage that is laughable? how many work their whole lives and worry that they will never be able to retire? how many can't send their kids to college? 99% of us.
and come show the world what pdx is made of.