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We have to do something

14th February 2012   ·   0 Comments

First, The Times Picayune’s February 3, 2012 front page caption, “Who is the one percent? Location is everything.” The report by Sentier Research informs the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators of what it takes to be a part of the top one percent.

There is another answer. The one percent is none other than those that continuously SELECT and finance the campaigns of the front running candidates for the 99 percent to elect. After elected, the 1 percent hire lobbyist to control the lawmaker(s), as the 99 percent continue the protesting, begging and praying.

Occupy Wall Street has brought us to accept the 99 percent as one (together) without mentioning how the 1 percent has had the 99 per cent divided into all sorts of upper, middle, lower, poor classes and more.

To the New Orleans Branch NAACP. At the January 11, 20121 meeting, President Danatus King read a Dec. 25, 2011 email with a PLAN where the 99 percent would SELECT THEN ELECT the lawmakers. The body voted unanimously to receive the email and turn it over to the “Political Action Committee,” not the “Legal Regress Committee.”

The 99 percent can protest until hell freezes, the one percent will never make change, will never care, until the 99 percent goes to the source. And the source is the lawmakers.

Briefly, for each and every voting district, the PLAN is for the 99 percent to solidify the majority of registered voters to SELECT THEN ELECT their candidate(s) for each election. This is the flip side of the way that the 1 percent select lawmakers. After the first election, win or lose, the process will have become more organized, easier and more automatic. COST: Registration fee(s), telephone calls and fliers.

The PLAN invites all peoples and of all ages. The New Orleans Branch NAACP meets on the second (2nd) Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. There are Standing Committees for you to pursue your preferred committee(s).

There is a tremendous need to have something to vote for, even if it is, “None of the above.” WBOK Radio talk-show host, attorney Tracie Washington, aired on December 31, 2011, the topic was the recent election (BESE) eight percent (Afro-Am) low voter turnout. The following callers voiced their reasons to sympathize with the 92 percent that did not vote.

Caller asked, “What have we gotten during the past 40 years?”

Another said, “I have been fooled too many times”.

Mr. Solomon said, “We have to think out of the box” and that “We have to do something.”

– Andy Washington

This article was originally published in the February 13, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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