OCCUPY is a nonviolent movement for accountability in the United States government. Occupy Corvallis is a leaderless collection of individuals with ideas for change who stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, and the Occupy Movement as a whole. We are the 99%. We must stand together.
We gather in solidarity with the ongoing protest in New York City, Occupy Wall Street, and the growing number of cities whose people will no longer sit back watching corporate and special interests run our government. We are citizens of the United States, and this country is ours. We will take it back.
It is no longer enough to vote and to participate in the political system because the system has been altered drastically from its intended and proper function. Currently, we are allowed to pick from a few candidates whose campaigns are funded more and more by large organizations, corporations, and special interests. The success of their campaigns depends largely on how the corporate mass media presents them. When our elected officials enter office they then pander to the small groups responsible for their election.
What we want is peaceful, substantive democracy and real change.
Our government is divided. We, the people, need to be united.
When you attend a general assembly your voice and your opinions matter. You will be expected to show your opinion and we will work to build consensus for all actions. You may sit silently, but there will likely be a “temperature check” or decisions where you’ll be asked to show how you feel. Following is a short video showing most of the signs we use.
Hand Signs for General Assemblies
- General Assembly Meetings (Mon at 7:00 & Thurs at 5:30 p.m. in the Majestic Theatre Community Room). 115 Southwest 2nd Street. Go to the small door South of the main double doors, and up the stairs or elevator to the top floor. You can see our meetings in progress through the big windows.
Working Groups and Committees
To get involved check the calendar, come to a General Assembly, jump into a conversation, ask someone what you can do to help, or browse the “pre-approved action items.” See the page defining each of our current working groups.
Calendar of Events, Actions, and Meetings
The most up-to-date calendar is on the sidebar of this blog. You can click the +Google Calendars button to see different formats.