We will be going to their offices on Monday afternoon and evening, during their ward open office hours. We are not going to mic-check, but are drafting a prepared statement to encourage (demand) that they stand against the proposed ordinance and vote against it on January 18th.
We would like to encourage all neighborhood Occupy groups to mobilize for this type of action (based on local alderpersons ward office hours) this coming week. It appears most Alderpersons have ward office hours on Monday afternoon/evenings, so time is of the essence, as their offices will be closed on Monday, 1/16 in observance of MLK day.
We have also contacted Resist G8/NATO to add to our numbers; as well we would encourage other civic and social organizations and unions to be there, if possible, as this impacts all of them and us.
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you'd like a copy of the prepared statement to use, or alter as you see fit.
Also, we are looking at getting delegates to the Committee on Special Events meeting on Wednesday, 1/17, at City Hall; this committee must pass the proposed ordinance before it goes to a vote. I realize that the Occupy the Congress/Funeral for the Bill of Rights is also happening that day. And then we thought, why not tie in with that and take the same tactic used by CTU back on Dec. 13th, and get in line and overnight in order to pack the gallery for the vote (should it come to a vote and unfortunately, we think it will) on January 18th.
If anyone is interested in moving forward with this plan, please let me know!
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