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  • Oct. 24th Nonviolent Action to Get Money Out! (NYC)

    With Election Day only a couple weeks away, we need to challenge Wall Street's political power-grab now, not wait until after the damage is done! Join 99Rise on October 24th in New York City for a second wave of nonviolent direct action to demand big banks come clean on any and all efforts to buy our democracy in secret!

    Details:

    We will stage at Louis Nevelson Plaza (corner of Liberty St. & Maiden St.) at 10:45 AM, before heading to our actual target(s) - a major nearby bank or banks (we'll let you know which at the staging location). The action will begin at 11:30 AM. We’ll peacefully demand that the target bank(s) immediately disclose all secret political expenditures. Some of us will engage in nonviolent civil disobedience by refusing to leave the premises until either our simple demand is met or the bank(s) has/have us all arrested. 

    IMPORTANT: You don't have to risk arrest to join the action. But if you are down to risk arrest, you need to attend the nonviolent action training on Monday, October 22nd. Please contact Guido Girgenti (see below) if you can't make this training. We encourage you to bring American flags & a dollar bill to tape over your mouth. Also, water. That’s good too.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:45 AM · 8 rsvps
    8 RSVPs
  • Oct. 25th Nonviolent Action to Get Money Out! (Los Angeles)

    With Election Day only a couple weeks away, we need to challenge Wall Street's political power grab now - not wait until after the damage is done! Join us on October 25th in Los Angeles for a second wave of nonviolent direct action to demand big banks come clean on any and all efforts to buy this election in secret!

    Details:

    We’ll stage at Pershing Square (corner of 5th & Olive) in Downtown Los Angeles at 10:30 AM, before heading to our actual target(s) - a nearby bank or banks. The action will begin at 11:30 AM. We’ll peacefully demand that the target bank(s) immediately disclose all secret political expenditures. Many of us will engage in civil disobedience by refusing to leave the premises until our simple demand is met or the bank(s) has us all arrested. 

    IMPORTANT: You don't have to risk arrest to join the action. But if you are down to risk arrest, you need to attend the nonviolent action training on the 24th. To learn about the Nonviolent Action Training, click here. We encourage you to bring American flags & a dollar bill to tape over your mouth. Also, water. That’s good too.

    Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 10:30 AM · 34 rsvps
    34 RSVPs
  • 28th Amendment Conference at UCLA

    Citizens United has practically become a household name since the historic Supreme Court decision in January 2010. But what does this decision really mean for the impact of money on our elections, and how does it affect the way we fight the corruption crippling our government? 99Rise has joined the Money Out/Voters In Coalition in LA to pose these questions to some of today's leading scholars and activists at an unprecedented event hosted by UCLA Law School on Saturday November 17, 2012.

    Join Lawrence Lessig, Trevor Potter, Cenk Uygur, and others in an all day conference titled "A 28th Constitutional Amendment? Legal Issues, Remedies & Strategies to Get Money Out of Politics." The full schedule is available here.

    Admission costs $30, includes lunch, and is being collected by California Common Cause.

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 09:00 AM · $30.00 USD · 1 rsvp
    UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA
    1 RSVPs
  • NYC Info Sessions

    548197_470074343023437_1325080017_n.jpgWe will be holding three 2-hour information sessions on Sunday, December 16th, where we'll explain who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

    The info sessions will be held from 10am-12pm, 1-3pm and 4-6pm in the community room at 101 Clark St, Brooklyn. (Take the 2/3 to Clark Street or A/C to High Street).

    If you've been wanting to learn more about 99Rise and how you can get involved, this is the place to start! These sessions will be run by Guido Girgenti, our East Coast Coordinator, two of our teenage arestees, Emilie Hirsch and Danielle Raskin, and one of our newest team leaders, Danielle Gamady. 

    Please RSVP below for the Session you'd like to attend (e.g. 10am-12pm), bring any interested friends and family, and spread the word!

    Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM · 55 rsvps
    Community Room in Brooklyn, NY
    55 RSVPs
  • January 19th: Money Out, Voters In! (Los Angeles)

    MOVI_J19_Flyer.jpgOn January 19, 2013, join 99Rise and others from Money Out/Voters In Coalition to at the South Lawn of LA City Hall to unite two powerful messages calling for a more just and democratic nation.

    First, to honor MLK Day, demand the right for everyone to vote without obstruction. Second, to protest the Citizens United ruling on its third anniversary, join the nationwide call to get big money out of politics and enact free and fair elections in America.

    Confirmed Speakers Include: Kathay Feng, Executive Director of California Common Cause; David DeGraw, Occupy Author and Activist; various student activists from 99Rise; and Sheila Mickelson, President of the Westchester Democratic Club.

    We'll have more speakers and musical guests as well! PARKING OPTIONS: corner of 2nd St & Los Angeles St. Under the Triforium, Temple St & Los Angeles St, an enclosed lot at Temple & Hill, and a covered outdoor lot at Olive St & 1st St. Otherwise there is street parking, just pay attention to signs. For public transit users - get off at Civic Center on the Red Line.

    *RSVP BELOW*

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 02:00 PM · 64 rsvps
    64 RSVPs