Occupy Boston is part of a movement inspired by Occupy Wall Street, which started in New York City on September 17, and it is connected to similar demonstrations and occupations taking place around the world.
Our reason for gathering is this: The top 1% own 50% of the nation’s wealth. More importantly, that wealth is used to undermine the democratic process.
We are raising awareness about widespread discontent with the American economic and political systems. We are inspiring discussion and debate around economic reform, focusing on topics like economic equality, campaign finance reform, abolishing corporate personhood, transparency in government, and stopping political corruption.
This movement is not anti-capitalist, and the people who participate in Occupy Boston do not oppose the wealthy. Those who earn six figures or drive a Mercedes are part of the 99% and they deserve a democracy that will represent them and protect them.
Occupy Boston is not a single group with a single demand, but we feel our democratic system has been undermined by corporate and special interests. We will persist in advocating the need for change, defining the change we need, and reaching out to policy-makers, business leaders, and citizens to join us.
All are welcome to come to our events and talk with us.
For more information, please see our press releases.
Please direct press inquiries to OccupyBostonMedia@gmail.com.