The 99% Spring
Updated April 14, 2012
Trainings are happening right now, all across the country. Take a look at some of the photos coming in on the 99% Spring tumblr site.
VIDEO: Bill Moyers talks with George Goehl, a co-organizer of The 99% Spring, a national effort to train 100,000 Americans to teach the country about income inequality in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets. Goehl is executive director of NPA, a network of grassroots organizations using direct action to battle economic and racial injustice.
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We have a choice to make. Greater wealth for a few or opportunity for many. Tax breaks for the richest or a fair shot for the rest of us. A government that can be bought by the highest bidder, or a democracy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people.
The choice is in our hands. This spring we will act on that choice.
In the tradition of our forefathers and foremothers and inspired by today’s brave heroes in Occupy Wall Street and Madison, Wisconsin, we will prepare ourselves for sustained non-violent direct action.
We will gather across America, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, campuses and the streets to join together in the work of reclaiming our country. We will organize trainings to:
- Tell the story of our economy: how we got here, who’s responsible, what a different future could look like, and what we can do about it
- Learn the history of non-violent direct action, and
- Get into action on our own campaigns to win change.
This spring we rise! We will reshape our country with our own hands and feet, bodies and hearts. We will take non-violent action in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neighborhood, one city, one state at a time.
We are the 99%. For the 100%. And this is our moment.
Take action with us today.
Can't attend a training? Consider making a contribution so someone else can. Your contribution will help cover training expenses, legal support, and travel for individuals who wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. Chip in $5 today.
The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/167211/99-spring
Bill Moyers w/Ai-jen Poo and Sarita Gupta: http://the99spring.com/ai-jen-poo-and-sarita-gupta-on-workers-rights/
Justin Ruben on Thom Hartmann: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXvrKu4UuuA&list=UUY8x1K2FMBw-jm-WCPbcHEg&index=6&feature=plcp
American Prospect: http://prospect.org/article/write-down-11-million
Op-Ed in the Detroit News by Bob King: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120404/OPINION01/204040332/1008/Commentary-You-only-get-what-you-willing-accept
George Goehl in Alternet: http://www.alternet.org/story/154909/why_99_spring/
Digital Journal: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/322702
Pacifica Radio: http://ianmasters.com/content/april-10-santorum-suspension-99-spring-budding-how-your-taxes-are-spent
KC Star (MO): http://www.kansascity.com/2012/04/12/3551609/99-percent-spring-protests-are.html
Peninsula Daily News (WA): http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20120413/news/304139998/traini...
Gwinnett Gazette (GA): http://www.talkgwinnett.net/main/clg/2555-fighting-corporate-domination-qthe-99-springq
Foster's Daily Democrat (NH): http://www.fosters.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120413/GJNEWS_01/704139957/-1/FOSNEWS
North Iowa Today (IA): http://www.northiowatoday.com/?p=16473
Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2012/04/12/20120412gilbert-activists-to-occupy-home.html
Gaylord Harold Times (MI): http://www.petoskeynews.com/gaylord/news/pnr-new-gaylord-group-looks-to-address-inequalities-20120413,0,4972237.story
CBS Atlanta: http://www.cbsatlanta.com/story/17364429/residents-take-part-in-99-spring-action-training
River Falls Journal (WI): http://www.riverfallsjournal.com/event/article/id/101712/group/News/
Daily Iowan (IA): http://www.dailyiowan.com/2012/04/09/Metro/27827.html
Ann Arbor.com (MI): http://www.annarbor.com/community/community_wall/99_spring_comes_to_chelsea_part_of_nationwide_week-long_effort_to_train_100k_progressive_activists_i/?cmpid=RSS_link_community_wall
Valley Voice (CA): http://thevalleyvoice.org/2012/04/01/99-spring-action-training-planned-to-get-underwear-april-14th/55861/
San Jose Mercury News: http://events.mercurynews.com/santa_cruz_ca/events/show/253464124-99-spring-nonviolent-direct-action-training
Carson City (NV): http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/04/09/2012/99-spring-comes-carson-city-part-nationwide-week-long-effort-train-100k-pr
WCHB (Detroit): http://wchbnewsdetroit.com/2403336/99-spring-largest-non-violent-direct-action-training-in-history-over-100000-participants/
SF Gate: http://events.sfgate.com/santa_cruz_ca/events/show/253464124-99-spring-nonviolent-direct-action-training
Valley Advocate (MA): http://www.valleyadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=14929
BreakingNews Atlanta: http://www.breakingatlantanews.com/headline/189372937776803841
Decorah News (IA): http://www.decorahnewspapers.com/main.asp?SectionID=2&SubSectionID=13&ArticleID=27933
Port Townsend Leader (WA): http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=31254
Taunton Gazette (MA): http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/x1157745881/99-Spring-to-educate-Taunton-country-in-direct-political-action
Sag Harbor Express (NY): http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/page-1/national-movement-springs-in-sag-harbor-17068
Sea Coast Online (NH): http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120412-NEWS-120419911