We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?

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ATTENTION: Documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart is looking to connect with people who have submitted their stories to We Are the 99 Percent. She would like to bring your stories to life in a new feature documentary film. You can contact her directly at bobbigotgame@hotmail.com if you would like to know more and explore being interviewed on camera.

14th October 2013

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Anonymous asked: How can you claim to speak for 99% of people?

We don’t claim to speak for anyone, we merely present stories. 

14th October 2013

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I am 23 years old
I am a female (not that it should make a difference, but apparently in our society it does…)
From the day I moved out of my parent’s house, I’ve supported myself 100%, not because they don’t love me but because they can’t support my dreams financially.
For over two years I schlepped 2-for-1’s and shots to pay for my rent, a used car, and tuition at a community college.
Now I’m attending the University of MN and I depleted all of my savings just so I wouldn’t have to take out a loan this semester. I’m trying to get by debt free and it seems near impossible.
I’m majoring in journalism, a profession I consider a civic duty. I know my salary will never break 5 figures and I’m OK with that because I’ve learned to live within my means.
I am the 99%.
occupywallst.org

I am 23 years old

I am a female (not that it should make a difference, but apparently in our society it does…)

From the day I moved out of my parent’s house, I’ve supported myself 100%, not because they don’t love me but because they can’t support my dreams financially.

For over two years I schlepped 2-for-1’s and shots to pay for my rent, a used car, and tuition at a community college.

Now I’m attending the University of MN and I depleted all of my savings just so I wouldn’t have to take out a loan this semester. I’m trying to get by debt free and it seems near impossible.

I’m majoring in journalism, a profession I consider a civic duty. I know my salary will never break 5 figures and I’m OK with that because I’ve learned to live within my means.

I am the 99%.

occupywallst.org

14th October 2013

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Anonymous asked: We are the 99 percent- Why don't we RECALL these extremist NUTS that are in Washington, DC.??!!!! We elected them to do a job that they obviously are not up to doing. If me or you did this on our job, we would be fired and replaced quickly- Are they above the very laws that govern the rest of us? I think not! They work for us, don't they? Or do they work only for the top 1% of the nation. We need to organize and recall them. We have the votes, they do not!! I live in Tenn. and this is appauling!

You should connect to Occupy Nashville.

9th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: What are we doing about Monsanto. Farmers are 99%ers who give us our food. What are we doing for them?

You can visit the team behind that effort here: https://www.facebook.com/occupymonsanto

6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: Any chance the tents will come back? It was that constant presence that got us to grow in the first place. Whether or not they do, I'll continue working with Occupy with all of my time and resources. Solidarity, and thank you for all you have done and continue to do!

Thank you! We are hoping to see tents. Bring it, we will make sure you are fed, and make friends that will last a lifetime.

6th September 2013

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drunkjolras asked: I miss you guys. What's happening? Is anything happening with Occupy anymore?

Please visit us at http://occupywallst.org 

6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: what is the 1%?

Here is a primer: http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/05/top-one-percent-201105

6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: I need to find a bank I cannot seem to remember where the list is through one of the occupy websites. I was wondering if you knew where to find this list of banks or what do you think about Regions Bank

Looks interesting. In doing our research, we ran across this list of great banking alternatives, Regions Bank is listed. http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/nov2010/sb20101123_709389.htm

6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: My local occupy is obsessed with gmo and monsanto. However, they do very little discussion about the basics, such as wages, jobs, medical, etc. Is this common? Are all occupy movements (i.e. "occupy-city name") connected?

They are, if your local occupy is not dealing with the issues that you want to see addressed, you should create an affinity group with which to work. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affinity_group

6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: I noticed the story from the deaf man and his communication accessibility limitations. I thought I would share some, very shocking, news about why this man and so many others are unable to access simple programs. AT&T allowed Nigerian criminals access to a Federally subsidized service for the disabled. The FCC filed charges and demanded more than $40 Million to be returned for fraudulent billing along with almost $20 Million more in interest and fines. FCC documents: AT&T Settles TRS fraud

That is amazing. Capitalism Strikes again. http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/ATT-Pays-FCC-1825-Million-to-Settle-IP-Relay-Fraud-Claims-124180

6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: when will be the next revolution?

Join us at Zuccotti Park:


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6th September 2013

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Anonymous asked: how much do 1% own

This much:

14th June 2013

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Anonymous asked: who is the 1%

Here is a great article that explains who the 1% are: http://www.vanityfair.com/society/features/2011/05/top-one-percent-201105

and if you are more a person who likes films, check out “The One Percent”

it is available on Netflix, let us know what you think. 

14th June 2013

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I am one of the more fortunate disabled 99% (I am am a older Deaf disabled person).  I am on SSDI but because I had a reasonably good paying job for many years I make ends meet and now also have Medicare with supplemental part B and own my home outright so I am not too bad off (for now).  As a group older Deaf one of the most hard hit by this inequality, however, and many older Deaf have always been marginalized as a group. Now with the ongoing and growing polarization of wealth they quite often land in the lowest of the poverty brackets. To make matters worse they are quite often at a double disadvantage as they require interpreters to even communicate with government agencies and providers and THAT cost money (supposedly provided for legally but many many time it is it is not offered as being “too expensive” for the providers and legal loop holes are found).  Under these conditions the older Deaf tend to just “disappear” from all statistical radar screens and stay within their own communities and “suffer (and die) in silence”.
Hopefully all 99% activities will be a role model for many 1% groups that do not believe in accessibility rights (either ADA or for their clients) and provide access to ALL older disabled individuals, including any special needs and interpreters/CART access for the Deaf.

I am one of the more fortunate disabled 99% (I am am a older Deaf disabled person).  I am on SSDI but because I had a reasonably good paying job for many years I make ends meet and now also have Medicare with supplemental part B and own my home outright so I am not too bad off (for now) As a group older Deaf one of the most hard hit by this inequality, however, and many older Deaf have always been marginalized as a group. Now with the ongoing and growing polarization of wealth they quite often land in the lowest of the poverty brackets. To make matters worse they are quite often at a double disadvantage as they require interpreters to even communicate with government agencies and providers and THAT cost money (supposedly provided for legally but many many time it is it is not offered as being “too expensive” for the providers and legal loop holes are found).  Under these conditions the older Deaf tend to just “disappear” from all statistical radar screens and stay within their own communities and “suffer (and die) in silence”.

Hopefully all 99% activities will be a role model for many 1% groups that do not believe in accessibility rights (either ADA or for their clients) and provide access to ALL older disabled individuals, including any special needs and interpreters/CART access for the Deaf.

14th June 2013

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Anonymous asked: How can I help to make things better?

Organize with a local group. find one here: http://occupywallst.org/infotent/