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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lack of Real Anger: SEIU Teaming Up With Daily KOS to Recruit For Occupy Protests

So it would seem that the Occupy Protests have gone full bore Astro-Turf.

SEIU has sent out an email trying to convince their members to join Astro-Turf planned Occupy protests all over the Nation.

In the e-mail SEIU mentions that they are teaming up with the Progressive rag, The Daily KOS.

Ironically the President claims Americans are fed up with Wall Street and is using the Occupy Wall Street protest as an example of that claim.

But it would seem, according to SEIU, that there aren't enough people who are fed up, so they have to be 'encouraged'.

Here is the e-mail:


By now you've seen the thousands of brave students, workers and the unemployed occupying Wall Street.

But did you know that as of yesterday, there are over 300 solidarity "occupy events" happening across the country and around the clock?

In Philadelphia, 1,000+ individuals took to City Hall on Tuesday night.

In Washington, D.C., people have camped out in McPherson Square, symbolically located on K Street, since last week.

In L.A., citizens have spent six straight days and nights outside City Hall protesting against income inequality and joblessness.

The crowds and peaceful demonstrations will only get larger and louder as more Americans find the courage to stand up and demand Wall Street, CEOs and millionaires pay their fair share to create good jobs now.

This is the moment that determines whether this movement succeeds or falls flat. Will you pledge to help the movement spread by visiting an Occupy event in 63310 St.-Sylvestre-Pragoulin? You can sign up and find a comprehensive list of events here:


Over the last few weeks we've seen crowds of "Occupy Wall Street" protestors capture the nation's attention as they stood their ground despite aggressive police behavior and hundreds of arrests.

These courageous young activists have given us all a shot of inspiration and hope that we can indeed turn this country around.

We are proud of the actions taken by 1199 United Healthcare Workers East, SEIU 32BJ and other SEIU local unions to support the Wall Street protests.

But as we talk to other "Occupy" participants across the country, they tell us their first need is people.

So we're working with our friends at Daily Kos to see if we can help.

Find an Occupy event happening in your city and pledge to sign up to get involved. You can do that here:


As part of a peaceful, united movement we can do so much more to demonstrate the increasing urgency of the crisis our country faces and shine a light on those responsible.

Let's go for it!

In solidarity,

Mary Kay Henry
President, SEIU

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