Proposal to the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street Tuesday February 7, 2012

Proposal to the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street Tuesday February 7, 2012

Proposed by: Break out group of the Liberty Ave. Food Kitchen

Contact: Maura Spery 347-581-9675

To remit an application to the New York City Parks department for a permit to hold an all day
Information Expo and Free Concert called “Occupalooza” on and around the Great Lawn in Central Park.
The event will be held on Saturday August 18th from 11am to 11pm.

The purpose of the event is the following:

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Focus attention on the movement: Just the act of submitting the application for the permit will
ignite a firestorm of activity from the mayor’s office and the press. The Press Working Group can
release a Press Release explaining the purpose of the information expo to get real information
out to the public (not the propaganda BS that passes for news now). The Legal Working Group
will have its hands full but the precedent is with OWS. See

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Harness the power of all the (relevant) working groups to focus their messages to disseminate
to the masses: This would be a perfect opportunity for each working group to get their message
and facts out to a larger audience. The event will allow for working groups to use the greatness
that is Central Park to promote their groups specific issues/demands and the message of the
movement as a whole. Imagine large puppets, flags, posters, body art, face painting, fortune
cookies with food facts, bubbles, balloons etc…. the possibilities are endless

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Disseminate facts and information to a greater number of people:
This event would help to attract and involve part of the 99% that do not understand what
OWS stands for and might believe the lies about the movement. We will have an opportunity
to educate and enlist the so called 58%, the middle class taxpayers, the people who truly feel
apathetic and without voice. We can help to rouse this sleeping giant.

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Use this event as a springboard to an even larger event on OWS birthday and/or leading up
to November Elections: We can use this as springboard for other “Occupaloozas” around the
country and world to coalesce at a HUGE OWS event on September 17th in New York or DC

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Have a big giant PARTY! Lastly what could be better for the sick and tired OWS warriors than
to have a giant freaking party to celebrate our commitment to creating positive change in our
world. We hope to pull new people to the movement as well as heal some fractures that have
appeared over the course of time. We are a huge diverse family but we are family so let’s make
it like one big dysfunctional Thanksgiving dinner in the middle of Central Park in August.

ALL DAY and AFTER DARK OCCUPPY CENTRAL PARK – OCCUPALOOZA AUGUST 18, 2012

And in the end if they don’t give us a permit…… OCCUPICNIC AUGUST 18, 2012 – Bring your
picnic blanket, picnic basket, drums, guitars, frisbees etc…………

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