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.

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5th October 2011

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Since 2008 almost everyone I know has met incredible economic difficulties.  I was not picky about jobs out of college — in the past 3 years I’ve done everything from modeling, to martial arts instruction, to web design, to delivering mail, to service and retail, to landscaping.  For over a year I worked 50-70 hour weeks for less than $900 a month and searched for more better different jobs like a dog.  My employers were often abusive and many didn’t pay or minced pennies for every drop of my life force.  I had a mental breakdown and at the end of 2009 was blessed to gain access to an investment my grandparents made for me which allowed me the freedom to escape the increasingly grave situation and relocate.  I am still in substantial credit card debt and owe $14k in student loans.  I am grateful to have arrived at a place of relative peace and stability after many challenging years.  I make no more than the exact amount I need to live which is frightening sometimes but okay.  I am happier now than I have been in years.  My uncertainty and anxiety about the future has not ceased, but I savor this momentary comfort.
Fear less, trust more.  We are not alone!  In solidarity, there is freedom.

Since 2008 almost everyone I know has met incredible economic difficulties.  I was not picky about jobs out of college — in the past 3 years I’ve done everything from modeling, to martial arts instruction, to web design, to delivering mail, to service and retail, to landscaping.  For over a year I worked 50-70 hour weeks for less than $900 a month and searched for more better different jobs like a dog.  My employers were often abusive and many didn’t pay or minced pennies for every drop of my life force.  I had a mental breakdown and at the end of 2009 was blessed to gain access to an investment my grandparents made for me which allowed me the freedom to escape the increasingly grave situation and relocate.  I am still in substantial credit card debt and owe $14k in student loans.  I am grateful to have arrived at a place of relative peace and stability after many challenging years.  I make no more than the exact amount I need to live which is frightening sometimes but okay.  I am happier now than I have been in years.  My uncertainty and anxiety about the future has not ceased, but I savor this momentary comfort.

Fear less, trust more.  We are not alone!  In solidarity, there is freedom.

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