Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

TOMORROW (12/3): Downtown GA + Cash Mob!

We’re at it again! I hope everyone is still riding the energy from Thursday’s events at UNR and the USPS meeting. We are excited for all of our new supporters ranging from UNR students and faculty to USPS workers and beyond.

We’re gearing up to head downtown once again tomorrow for our weekly General Assembly at noon. *IT WILL BE HELD IN THE CONCRETE PLAZA AT FIRST ST. AND WEST ST., NOT AT MOANA SPRINGS*

Some agenda items include:
-Committee report-backs
-Recap of Thursday’s Actions
-Proposed events for national days of action on Dec. 6 for Occupy Foreclosures and Dec. 12 for Shut Down the Ports
-Details on upcoming Occupy Reno magazine
-Review plans for cash mob

*Please stop by our occupation at 240 Moana before noon to pick up occupiers who might need a ride downtown for the GA. They greatly appreciate it and would love to show you around the site with the new hoop house and community library now up if you have time for a cup of coffee and some conversation.

After the GA, we will start our Cash Mob in midtown Reno. We’ll go out in small groups and shop at our favorite local businesses if we have some cash to spend. If you’re tight on funds, you can help by making signs supporting a local business of your choice or going to businesses  and asking them to officially support us by putting an Occupy Reno flyer up in their windows.  Talk to them about why they are the 99% and why we encourage others to buy local.

Coincidentally, there is an independent arts and crafts fair brought to you by the Holland Project going on tomorrow from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 140 Vesta St. (just off Wells and Mt. Rose). This is a great place to shop for local, hand-made Christmas gifts.

Some of us will also be meeting at local pizza shop, Pie Face Pizza (239 W. 2nd St.) around 2 p.m. for lunch if you’d like to join us.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow at both events! Bring your voice, your signs, your passion, and any cash you’d like to spend locally.

In solidarity,
Occupy Reno


Photos from Yesterday’s Actions

Both our actions yesterday were big successes. Pat yourself on the back, folks.

Photo by LC

We’d like to thank all the professors, students and Occupiers who spoke to the crowd at our UNR rally.

Big thanks go out to The Kanes, who rocked the steps of the IGT Library for yesterday’s rally, and to Strega Bar who provided our PA, and to each and every person who came out for our big day of action yesterday.

Photo by Jessica Reeder

Photo by Ella C.

We’ve got some serious momentum, with tomorrow’s Cash Mob and a planned foreclosure action for Tuesday, 12/6. Stay tuned for updates and instructions later tonight!

For more photos and conversation, go to the Occupy Reno Facebook page.

Jessica / Media

Miiiiiiic Check!

Yesterday was a great day for Occupy Reno and the movement as a whole!

We had an amazing turnout for the UNR Q+A  session with about 65 new members signed up for the cause and plenty more curiosity from students passing by in between classes and walking out of the library.

While  many of us were unable to attend the USPS meeting last night at Wooster High, our brothers and sisters of OR did a wonderful job representing us. Please click on the link below for the news story and video of our mic check.

OR Mic Checks USPS

This isn’t over yet! Please write: Manager Consumer & Industry Contact, Nevada-Sierra District, 1001 E Sunset RD, Las Vegas, NV 89199-9655. That is the USPS office that iscollection public comment in this issue. The most compelling thing you can say to them is if they end local overnight first class mail you’ll likely send far fewer letters. This whole scheme hinges on changing local overnight first class mail to two and three day delivery.

To quote Ben C., “I wanted to express my deep sense of pride for this organization and everyone that came together yesterday to make it all possible. You guys are the inspiration that keeps me energized and optimistic! From UNR to Wooster High, let Occupy Reno amplify the voice of the people. Let it echo throughout the valley and sustain through the winter. Let it unite us in strengthening the commonwealth of all people. Let it be the light that guides us to victory!”

I couldn’t agree more. Thank you all for your support. Please stay tuned for updates and agenda for the GA tomorrow downtown!