Occupy Iowa Caucus Launches

This is hot off the press. Their website isn't fully up yet. But they have a plan: (Dec. 19, 2011) – Des Moines, IA Today Occupy Iowa Caucus (#OIC) launches a campaign that calls on all Iowans to show our dissatisfaction with the current

This is hot off the press. Their website isn't fully up yet. But they have a plan:

(Dec. 19, 2011) – Des Moines, IA

Today Occupy Iowa Caucus (#OIC) launches a campaign that calls on all Iowans to show our dissatisfaction with the current field of political candidates, both Republican and Democrat, by caucusing for “Uncommitted” on January 3rd. To learn more, visit Occupy the Iowa Caucus’ website at http://occupyiacaucus.org/.

Occupy Iowa Caucus (#OIC) is a non-partisan grassroots movement that believes Iowans should support exceptional individuals to serve as President, not merely caucus for the least bad candidate. As the first to have our voices heard, Iowans would be failing in our duty to the nation if we simply rubber-stamp nominees that political and economic elites have selected for us. Instead, together, we must send a message to both parties in Washington that the nation will not support candidates who have been bought by special interests.

Occupy Iowa Caucus (#OIC) is not seeking disrupt the caucuses. Rather, Occupy Iowa Caucus asks Iowans to demonstrate the strength of our democratic traditions by using democratic processes to tell both parties we are unhappy with political games, and want real change.

Occupy Iowa Caucus (#OIC) will be promoting our message through a meme-campaign, designed to combat multi-million dollar presidential campaigns, with the strength of our ideas and creativity. This new method of campaigning allows Occupy Iowa Caucus to inject ideas into the political arena without relying on the support of large corporations and special interest groups. It is the combination of traditional neighbor-to-neighbor outreach and an adept social media presence. Please see the attached graphics for examples of the images and slogans we will use to raise awareness about our campaign.

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