Occupy Eugene is a nonviolent movement for accountability in the United States government.
We will gather in solidarity with the ongoing protest in New York City, Occupy Wall Street, and the growing number of cities whose people will no longer sit back watching corporate and special interests run their government. We are citizens of the United States, and this country is ours. We will take it back.
It is no longer enough to vote and to participate in the political system because our political system has been altered drastically from its intended and proper function. Currently, we are allowed to pick from a few candidates whose campaigns are funded more and more by large organizations, corporations, and special interests. The success of their campaigns depends entirely on how the corporate mass media presents them. When our elected officials enter office they then pander to the small groups responsible for their election. Even good men and women cannot make real improvements that benefit the American people.
We are one city in a growing national movement of people who no longer feel that their government works in their best interest.
Our government is divided. We, the people, are united.
Do not interfere with Occupy Eugene's peaceful protest activities!
We, the citizens of Eugene are signing this petition to demand that you stop the actions ordered by by the City Manager's office earlier today against the protesters of Occupy Eugene. This has been a peaceful, non-disruptive, and positive protest. The protesters are exercising their legal right to assemble, such as others around the world have done, and continue to do. These demonstrators should be allowed to continue their peaceful assembly without interference from the City Manager, Mayor or Eugene Police. They have done nothing to warrant an "eviction."