Monday, December 10, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg Protest by Occupy Sandy at his Mansion
Saturday, December 15
Rebuild the City: Restore Power to the People
City Wide Convergence 5pm @ Mayor Bloomberg’s home
17 East 79th btwn 5th Ave & Madison Ave
Actions in affected communities
1128 Olympia Boulevard
Across St. Margaret Mary's Church
Parking Lot on Mott Ave
Mott Ave & 21st Street
10am-12pm community meeting
2811 Mermaid Avenue 2nd floor
Post Sandy Call To Action
Where is the City? Public Money should Serve Public Interests.
Two months after Superstorm Sandy the disaster is not over and relief needs are still great.
Homes are uninhabitable with black mold taking hold, heat and sanitation are still absent in many
places. Yet the government response has been glaringly absent. As with Katrina and other recent
disaster-and-recovery events city, state and federal agencies have handed off reconstruction
resources and responsibility to corporations and markets.
That hand-off has pushed affected people further out of their communities, further into crisis and
vulnerability, and further from the decision-making tables that allocate public resources. Where
government has failed, Occupy and other groups stepped in.
But we now understand that climate change has turned a corner: we will be hard hit again by
extreme weather events. And so we ask whose interests our government serves? Is it polluters,
predatory lenders, and disaster profiteers? Or can we build a stronger, better, resilient New York
where all of us, regardless of race, class or power, can weather future storms?