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Anonymous asked: Please tell me that the Occupy Movement is still alive and kicking! :( Or isn't it?
Yes it is, we are currently planning for MayDay. Go to http://occupywallst.org for details.
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I am 24 years-old… and I am one of the very lucky ones. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with skin cancer, and because I was on the truly fortunate ones, I was able to receive medical treatment that I know millions in this country alone cannot afford to have when they’re sick and scared, in pain and in need. On January 4th of this year, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Once again, the fact that I am one of the very luckiest never escapes my mind or my heart. Fortunately, I am still covered under my parents’ health care plan for the next two years. Because of this blessing, I’ve been able to receive treatments, surgeries, and the necessary medications I need to not only survive but to live so that I can fight not only chronic illness but far more nefarious, demoralizing evils like chronic racism, intolerance, greed, corruption, and apathy.
I am a first-generation Palestinian-American, and I will ALWAYS stand with the 99% fighting tirelessly against injustice on all fronts. I stand with my tireless comrades resisting and galvanizing to bring about REAL change! They are my heroes who instill real hope in me and will ultimately change the world. So keep fighting dear comrades!
I believe in hope…
I believe that the blood, tears, patient suffering, and steadfast struggle of the 99% all over the world will stand the test of time and achieve all that is just and moral.
Occupy everything and don’t ever remain silent in the face of injustice anywhere it exists!
I am the 99 percent.
“Never doubt that a doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
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Anonymous asked: What does the occupy movement want to accomplish?
An equitable world would be a good start. Someplace in which we could all have quality healthcare, education, childcare, and a life with respect.
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Anonymous asked: On New Year's Eve I had a miscarriage at home. I do not have insurance and live off of $800.00 a month. If I called an ambulance I would not be able to afford to eat for months. I'm 32 years old and college educated. I do not have any debt. I am the 99%
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Anonymous asked: Wells Fargo is foreclosing on my property and I have been paying every single one of my monthly payments. All they have to do to get my property is file a notice of default wait 90 days then announce a sale date. If I want to defend myself I have to hire attorneys that I can not afford or lose my property. What recourse do I have? I have written to Kamala Harris but all I get is finger pointing at different agencies, such as Office of the comptroller, Consumer Financial and no response.
Get in touch with Occupy Homes.
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Anonymous asked: Explain to me how a person that makes a lot of money keeps me from my potential earning power.
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Anonymous asked: What are we/you doing about this Congress? Do you understand the Republicans are now threatening to shut down this government over the debt limit? Why aren't we louder?
Because we are waiting for you to join us in the streets. http://directory.occupy.net
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Anonymous asked: So when is everyone grouping together again to form another nonviolent protest? After this recent tax increase and groceries going up, something needs to be done about those employed in Congress. We can't keep letting them run things the way they are now. So what is being planned?
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It took me 2 years to find a job (with a degree). I can’t afford a sitter, so my kids are left alone after school or with their drunk aunt. I work full time and make a pretty good amount of money and still go back and forth from a homeless shelter & my parents house. I’m just glad I can feed my kids (most of the time, sometimes i go to a food bank) and make sure they have warm clothing. (I live in the arctic where it is -50 below for 3 months out of the year. I am the 99percent.
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I am 26 years old. I have a 2 year old daughter and 4 step children. My fiancee works 14 hours a day, 6 days a week and we still can’t pay our bills. My mom buys most of my daughter’s clothes and toys. I had to move 2 hours away from my family for him to keep this job. Because of the cost of day care, I can’t afford to work. Even though I really need it to pay off bills and get a car, I won’t be getting a tax refund this year because of me having to quit my job to move. My Fiancee can’t claim our daughter because his taxes our being garnished for a child he wasn’t listed as the father of until she was 11 months old. So he received 11 months of arrears. We made payments on time, but when he lost his job he only made 2 weeks of partial payments. Because of this, they garnished his taxes. We have tried to work with them to fix it, but they won’t help us at all. I have no credit and because of this I had to pay a $700 deposit for my electricity. This is not okay! I have health problems I can’t afford to go to the doctor for. I don’t drive at night because I can’t see and can’t afford to get new glasses. Thank God I finally qualified for food stamps so I don’t have to worry about how I am going to feed my family for 3 weeks out of the month (if I eat lunch and dinner only the $ lasts for 3 weeks). I stress out every single day about bills and finances. And no matter what we do we never get ahead. I’d appreciate it if people stopped calling me lazy, stop saying I don’t try, and stop telling me I don’t want to help myself. Because it’s BS. I worked until a week I have worked every day of my adult life, and up till a week before I had my daughter. I then went back to work 6 weeks later. I have done everything you claim I should do to get ahead, and so has me Fiancee, and instead it’s getting worse. I want the American Dream, I want to succeed, and I want to give my daughter the best life possible. All I want is an even playing field and a fair shot.
I am the 99%
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There are a lot of us that are too sick to act or too poor to support but, I wouldn’t want to see this happen to a fellow citizen.
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I am Jacob Gourley age 19 and recently graduated from high school in Michigan and I have a wonderful woman who cares for me and we want a family together a house and just to be normal nobody special just to be somebody. I can not find work I am in college and tried to apply for food stamps they say I do not qualify for them because I attend college. My dad does not understand he is disabled and gets his checks and tells me if you don’t find a job soon I am going to stop paying for your phone bill and you have to move out you can not live here forever. He also says If I could work I would have a job in less than a week. I cry for everyone I pray that we the poor never loose hope no matter how bad it gets. My girlfriend who is 18 is almost done with school she is worried about the future of us as well. I help a friend out on a paper route making $10 a week $40 a month what is this to pay a phone bill that is $60 a month I am at the library using a computer. I am scared and feel alone and if it were not for my girlfriend I would be dead. I have done dozens of applications, phone calls, and submitting hundreds of applications online and after 4 months not one call. My dad thinks I am scared to work I am not I want to work. I beg this younger generation to wait to have kids because the economy is so bad. I want freedom, life, liberty, and most of all the pursuit of happiness. I barely have life, almost no liberty’s but one thing I want most is happiness. I believe love is more valuable than money. The 99% is 6,930,000,000 people strong and counting. I am the 99%.
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After enrolling in a honors program at a private college, my parents went bankrupt when my father lost his business in the crash of the Michigan economy. My parents divorced and I was estranged from my family.
I lived in Chicago where rent for a college student is $500/month. Add rood and utilities and I had no money left. I had no health insurance and “slept off” bronchitis. I just recently paid off the medical bills I had from the one time I needed to pay out of pocket for an emergency and just did not have the money. I could not afford a text book 3/4 of the years I was in college and read them at the bookstore in between class (5:45-9pm) and work (7am-5pm) (that is 14 hour day of work, 6 days a week, without homework or travel included in that)
I worked and went to school full-time. I made my classes. Never missed work, and did extra.
I out read, out worked and out energized my peers, without a community of people I knew or trusted. They could not have helped me if they had wanted to.
I am 28. I make well over $100,000/year and pay down the $60K of debt I took out as a 18 year old with no cosigner for my loans ($500/month). I have worked my ass off, stayed inspired and made smart choices when I wanted to give up.
I am the 2% after living on corn flakes & water, and my own ambition- I stand with the 99% and say do not give up!
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I am a female mechanical engineering student. I’m so good at Calculus, Physics, and 3-D designs. Dean’s List student, even for classes as Calc 3 and Dynamics. I have no co-signer for loans, so I am only eligible for enough to cover books and tuition. It’s taken my 5 years to complete 6 semesters because I run up my credit cards to pay for gas and food, and I can’t go back until I pay the balance down some. My cards are currently completely maxed, and I fear that I am beginning to lose Calculus knowledge that I learned in 2005. My car is ready to break down at 130,000 miles, and my debt payments are $700 just for interest every month. I have been paying on and off between semesters and I still have $5000 to go before I even begin to pay the principal balance. I’m 25, live at home, and I bartend 50 hours a week. I want to design machines and energy systems that have a positive impact on our society, but I’m getting you HAMMERED and cleaning up after your party instead. I especially enjoy when people talk to me like an idiot because you got the wrong cheese on your burger. I know - I’m serving you dinner because I must be a stupid girl.
I am the 99%.
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