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For more, see last night's diary The Whole World is Watching. It's Time For the Local Politicos to Realize It, which serves as the underpinnings for this one. Please rec this specific call to action as you so wonderfully did last night's general call. And act! Thank you.

Most of us following #OccupyWallStreet remember this scene on October 1st on the Brooklyn Bridge:

Indeed, the whole world was watching, and continues to watch partly because of that spark.

It's time to make sure that the people controlling the police -- the politicians who call the shots in smaller #Occupied cities around the country -- know that

The Whole World is Watching

Every day we read about how this Mayor or that Police Commissioner is on the verge of rousting the #Occupiers from some location somewhere. But what if they were made aware that the whole world was watching by having their offices innundated with phone calls and emails from around the world? Would they take a different tack? Let's find out.

I propose two initial quests: The Mayor of Oakland, Jean Quan, who has threatened #OccupyOakland with eviction twice despite initially being supportive; and the Mayor of Seattle, Mike McGinn, who has allowed police to arrest protesters doing nothing more than sitting with umbrellas over their heads in a public park.

The job of the 99% of the 99% who aren't #Occupying (that would be you and me) is to call and (politely) tell these decision makers

The Whole World is Watching -- Don't Evict The Protesters, Support Them!

Oakland Mayor

Jean Quan
Contact form

Sharon Cornu
Deputy Mayor for Community & Government

Contact info for Oakland City Council members is in yesterday's diary

Mayor of Seattle

Mike McGinn:
(206) 684-4000
Contact form

Seattle City Council: Contact Info

If you're reading this, it should be past 9:00 AM on the west coast and mayoral offices should be open. Send mail and make a call.

Last night's diary has an awesome email by Kossack angelajean to the Mayor of Oakland. Worth reading! Here's my simple and direct email to the Mayor of Seattle.

The whole world is watching how you handle #OccupySeattle. Stop harassing your own citizens over umbrellas. Leave the protesters alone.

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11:16 AM PT:

alyssa011968 Alyssa

Just called and left Oakland Mayor a polite message urging not to evict #OccupyOakland They took my number and email to get back to me.
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Originally posted to jpmassar on Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 08:52 AM PDT.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street, California politics, SFKossacks, Progressive Policy Zone, and Dailykos Kossacks For Action.

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