Mayor Angel Taveras and Public Safety Commissioner Paré: Allow Occupy Providence Movement to Stay in Burnside Park Indefinitely
  • Petitioned Angel Taveras

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Mayor
Angel Taveras
Commissioner of Public Safety
Steven M. Paré

Mayor Angel Taveras and Public Safety Commissioner Paré: Allow Occupy Providence Movement to Stay in Burnside Park Indefinitely

    1. Petition by

      Paul hubbard

      Providence, RI

Occupy Providence is part of the worldwide occupy movement. Occupy Providence stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and other Occupy movements as a vehicle for socioeconomic change.

We the people of the Occupy Providence movement respectfully gathered in Burnside Park on Saturday, October 15th at 5:00 pm and will remain there for howsoever long it takes to build a society by, for, and of the people. Occupy Providence is a completely non-violent movement that seeks to give voice to the 99% of Rhode Islanders who have been disenfranchised as the economy and governance of our country has been increasingly ceded to powerful corporate interests.

The "occupation" of Burnside Park is an act of free speech which we feel compelled to resort to in order to have our voice heard. Occupy Providence will act with all due respect for the people and property of the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island, and we intend to leave Burnside Park in better condition than we found it. Occupy Providence is inclusive for people and families of all ages: drugs, alcohol, discrimination, harassment, and violent behavior are NOT WELCOME.

We welcome your support in our efforts to come to a consensus on how best to challenge corporate greed, which places profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality. Please allow Occupy Providence to remain in Burnside Park indefinitely.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Mayor Taveras Delays Occupy Providence Eviction

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      Mayor Taveras has announced that he will delay any legal action against Occupy Providence until next week, but indicated that he still may pursue evicting the occupiers in the near future. Keep signing and spreading the word about this petition!

    2. Commissioner Pare says no court action yet on Occupy Providence

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      Commissioner of Public Safety Pare told the Associated Press that he has not yet begun legal proceedings against Occupy Providence despite the fact that occupiers remained in Burnside Park after a Sunday deadline to leave the park. However, he still expressed his desire to remove protesters using the legal system. Keep spreading the word about this petition!

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. City Officials to Deliver Letter Asking Occupy Providence to Leave Park

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      City officials are expected to deliver a letter to Occupy Providence asking participants to leave Burnside Park before they pursue legal action. Spread the word about this petition now!

    5. Mayor Taveras Might Use the Courts to Clear Burnside Park

      Timothy Newman
      Petition Organizer

      Mayor Taveras indicated on NBC10 that he may turn to the courts to receive an injunction to force Occupy Providence participants to move from Burnside Park.

    6. Reached 1,500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kenneth Gottschalk NO. PROVIDENCE, UNITED STATES MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
      • almost 3 years ago

      The silent majority must not be silent anymore!

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    • h g NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this! Please sign my petition for OCCUPY MARYMOUNT!

      http://www.change.org/petitions/occupy-marymount

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    • Chris Davis NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is important to protect the Right to Protest.

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    • Richard Jardon NARRAGANSETT, RI
      • almost 3 years ago

      I believe protestors have a right to use the park and have been cooperative and sensitive to the concerns voiced by those who oppose

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    • Shayna Moran BRISTOL, RI
      • almost 3 years ago

      i'm part of the 99%. I'm a college student, and i'm going to be 115,000 dollars in debt by time i graduate, and that's not even including graduate school. What happened to the equal education opportunities?

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