Think Occupy is Over? 99% Spring Movement Just Getting Warmed Up
After months of press coverage, how many of you have been wondering what happened to the Occupy Movement? Seems thousands were at the ready to carry signs, camp out under the stars and demand the richest Americans pay some attention to the needs of the rest of us.
Now only a few isolated outposts of angry citizenry seem to remain.
Blame it on the bitter, cold weather, known for driving grassroots of all kinds into quiet hibernation. Maybe it was too many disorganized, splintered interests shouting a cacophony of demands in different directions, at buildings shut up tight against the cold, heaters cranked up. Some call it simple "protest burnout".
The snow has begun to melt, all over America, tiny droplets making their patient migration back into the earth, to restless roots, ready to break through once again to light-filled freedom. It's a natural cycle that affects both plant life and people, who awaken together as the days grow longer, and hotter.
The 99% Spring Movement hopes to thaw out those suffering from snow-blanketed Occupy doldrums and reinvigorate the Hell out of the flagging financial and social justice movement. And this is no simple grassroots movement, growing organically with fluid, local leadership relying on social to share techniques.
"We are at a crossroads as a country. We have a choice to make," says their simple website. "Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many." Words mirroring those of the myriad of initial protesters during the now-quieter Occupy Movement.
The 99% Spring Movement site shows a growing list of supporters including organizations who have tons of experience in spreading a social message far and wide through any medium available to them. Organizations that know how to support a movement until it gets what it demands. Organizations like the United Auto Workers, MoveOn, American Federation of Teachers, United Electrical Workers, Service Employees International Union, UNITY, United Steel workers and Greenpeace, just to name a few.Continued on the next page