Occupy Wall Street

Highlights of SEIU 521 actions: 

521 Member joins Occupy Monterey
Inspired by the national “We are the 99 Percent” movement, a Monterey County 521 member has become a regular activist at Occupy Monterey.
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We are the 99 percent“We are the 99%!” – 521 members join nationwide protest
Waving signs, chanting, and shouting their message from bridges and government centers, hundreds of SEIU 521 members and community leaders took to the streets throughout Northern and Central California Nov. 17 as part of an Occupy national day of action. Locally, 521 members converged in Fresno, Bakersfield, Santa Cruz and San Jose and shouted with one unified voice: “We are the 99%!”
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Occupy Julian Street - 01

Occupy Julian Street - Nov. 1, 2011

Occupy Julian Street in San Jose
“We are the 99%” came to Julian Street on Nov. 1 and SEIU 521 members made some NOISE!
Read more and see photos.   

March & Rally in Visalia
Watch the video recorded on Oct. 15 by Greg Gomez, SEIU 521 Region 5 Vice President      

Big Banks: Make Them Pay, Bank Local
521 members occupied Santa Cruz, marched on banks on Oct. 14.
Read more and see photos.      

Scroll down to see photos of other actions SEIU 521 members participated in, in Palo Alto, San Jose, and Santa Cruz.      

Keith Olbermann reads first collective statement of Occupy Wall Street        

From actions protesting bank foreclosures to local rallies against layoffs, our goal is for the super-rich to pay their fair share of taxes and to get unemployed Americans back to work. This is the moment to show the strength and solidarity of our movement.       

Attend an “occupy” event near you, tell your friends and share your photos!        

Bakersfield 

Central Valley        

Fresno 

Gilroy
Occupy Gilroy Gathering: Every Friday, 4-10 p.m. at Miller Park (Carmel St.) 

Hollister:
Occupy Hollister Gathering: Every Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Bank of America (Corner of 3rd and San Benito)     

Merced 

Modesto   
“Occupations” are planned for 6 p.m. each Friday at the Courthouse Park. (Not all-night camping.)     

Monterey/Salinas 

Mountain View:
General Assembly: Every Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Civic Center, 500 Castro St. 

SEIU 521 members occupy in front of Bank of America in Palo Alto on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011.

SEIU 521 members occupy in front of Bank of America in Palo Alto on Oct. 12, 2011.

Redwood City 
General Assembly: Every Friday, 5 p.m. at the Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway St. 

Palo Alto:
SEIU 521 members occupied in front of Bank of America in Palo Alto on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. See photo on the right.

San Jose:   

Occupy the banks: Mon., Dec. 12, Bank of America & Wells Fargo at Citiview Plaza, 121 Park Center Plaza, San Jose, CA 95113 (On Market St. between Park Ave. & San Fernando St.) Rally: 4-6 p.m.
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– Occupy Julian Street
“We are the 99%” came to Julian Street on Nov. 1 and SEIU 521 members made some NOISE!
Read more and see photos.   

– See photos of Actions on Oct. 9, Oct. 21, and Nov. 1 below.        

San Mateo County
   


Occupy Santa Cruz, Oct. 14, 2011

Doreen Prieto, a Typist Clerk III for Santa Cruz County who attended the Oct. 14 action.

Santa Cruz:   

– Occupy Santa Cruz
Courthouse Steps, 701 Ocean St.
Movie Night: Every Friday at 8 p.m.
Occupy Santa Cruz gathers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to discuss how to improve our communities and our lives.  

– Big Banks: Make Them Pay, Bank Local
521 members occupied Santa Cruz, marched on banks on Oct. 14.
Read more and see photos.
     

Stanislaus County   

Visalia:
Watch the video of the March & Rally on Oct. 15 recorded by Greg Gomez, SEIU 521 Region 5 Vice President.    
 

Watsonville
   

For a  full list of occupy events go to www.occupywallstreetevents.com.        

If you attend an action, take photos and share them with our members!        

Occupy Photo Gallery        

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3 Responses to “Occupy Wall Street”

  1. Nancy Day says:

    My husband and I support Occupy Wall Street 100%. It’s about time we make a stand and take back our country! I hope more people will stand up and I hope there are more protest held here in the central valley, we have to continue every weekend so everyone can make their voice heard!

  2. Bryan Flores says:

    There will be an Occupy Monterey rally at 4pm on Saturday October 15, 4-8pm and Monday from 10am-2pm at the Chase, Wells Fargo and B of A branches in downtown Monterey.

  3. I bought a big sheet of white picture backing & a permanent maker for about $8 and made 2 signs supporting campaign finance reform. I go down to Occupy Santa Cruz with my signs when I have an hour or 2. I’ve had some enjoyable and sometimes enlightening conversations there & it makes me feel better about the national mess my children are inheriting.


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