- Posted June 17, 2012 by
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Occupy Kingwood – A Sustainable Form Of The Occupy Movement (2012- 06-23) 27 Consecutive Weeks
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Today was a special day at Occupy Kingwood. It was the 26th consecutive week. In other words, Occupy Kingwood completed the half way mark of the planned 52 consecutive weeks of occupying a large well-travelled intersection in Kingwood, Texas (West Lake Houston Blvd & Kingwood Drive). Occupy Kingwood has been at this location every Saturday between 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM for 26 weeks. The location is left as clean as or cleaner than when the group got there.
This week all the usual suspects were back from their many activities that caused many absences (e.g., Texas Democratic Convention, Netroots Nation 2012, and a Democracy Conference for Students). The temperature was a bit toasty but the camaraderie got us through.
Today a young lady with her toddler in toe parked and walked over to talk. She found many of the signs objectionable. She specifically was taken aback by the sign “The War On Women”. The Affordable Care Act was discussed her but she seemed unconvinced initially. She was invited to a Coffee Partymeeting given its trans-partisan nature. One of the members spent a substantial amount of time after the occupy speaking to Cathy. That is what it is all about.
No one is trying to specifically change anyone’s party affiliation, culture, or values. It is about informing fellow citizens. If citizens are informed they will make the right decisions when they find themselves in the privacy of the voting booth. Many are staunch Democrats; there are many Socialist Democrats, Greens, a couple of Republicans that would not admit it, and a few Libertarians in the group. All are there to share the core value of looking for middle class centric solutions. There are differences but understand that in the big picture they are minor.