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As Chris Bowers reported on the front page yesteerday, #OccupyWallStreet has released an official statement, with an extensive list of grievances. The First Amendment says

Congress shall make no law... abridging ... the right of the people... to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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You can take advantage of that right, right now, right here, and help deliver the message #OccupyWallStreet is sending.  For nearly every grievance #OccupyWallStreet lists, there is at least one petition at 'We The People' that asks the Administration for redress of that grievance or is related to it.

Besides lending your voice, you can also help out #OccupyWallStreet financially, with a donation or food, or with a pizza (11 AM - 10 PM).

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Below, each of #OccupyWallStreet's grievances in their manifesto is reproduced, in order, with corresponding, if any, We The People petitions just below it. Sign away!

If you know other ways to support the protestors leave them in the comments and this diary will be updated.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

Create a program to assume the mortgage debt of homeowners who are underwater, allowing them to sell their homes.

Help Families Avoid Foreclosure... Adopt the Principal Paydown Plan.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

Propose and initiate a financial transaction tax

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

End discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.

Issue an Executive Order barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for federal contractors.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

Requie all Genetically Modified Foods to be labeled as such.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.

Immediately halt the cruel and unnecessary use of monkeys in Army chemical casualty management training courses.

Ban the sale, trade and possession of shark and shark products, including shark fin.

Crack down on puppy mills.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

Extend unemployment benefits past 99 weeks for ALL long-term unemployed Americans.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

Forgive Student Loan Debt...

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

Recognize the men and women who are occupying Wall Street.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

Restore democracy by ending corporate personhood.

Reverse the SCOTUS ruling on Citizens United v FEC, with a Constitutional Amendment by supporting H.J.RES.78.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

Ensure that health insurance companies cannot deny medical services to those who suffer from Orphan Diseases.

Ask Congress to increase the age limit to 30 for young adults to stay on their parents' health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

Repeal the Patriot Act.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

Protect Our First Amendment Rights and Protect Peaceful protesters from being unjustifiably prosecuted.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

Demand that Congress identify all legislative text that was drafted by industry lobbyists rather than elected officials.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.

Reverse the SCOTUS ruling on Citizens United v FEC, with a Constitutional Amendment by supporting H.J.RES.78.

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

Legalize and Regulate Marijuana.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

Increase speed and lower the price of wired and wireless internet service.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

Stop all military operations and withdraw all combat forces from Afghanistan by October 1, 2012.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

Get out of Iraq completely

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.

Reallocate Defense funds to NASA.

Action items:


Originally posted to jpmassar on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 08:06 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kossack Initiated White House Petitions, Dailykos Kossacks For Action, SFKossacks, Progressive Policy Zone, and Occupy Wall Street.

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