It’s All About Framing
“It’s a general principle: Unless you frame yourself, others will frame you — the media, your enemies, your competitors, your well-meaning friends.”———–George Lakoff
So here is our attempt to frame ourselves–to define what Occupy Natick is all about.
What is OCCUPY NATICK all about?
Abraham Lincoln famously described, “The great task remaining before us — that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr. said, “Today, more than ever, it is critical for American citizens to understand the difference between the free-market capitalism that made our country great and the corporate cronyism that is now corrupting our political process, strangling democracy and devouring our national treasures. ”
Early in 2012, Occupy Natick commenced addressing those very American concerns in a conversation open to all in our MetroWest towns. We see the problems, and are seeking solutions amongst ourselves and our greater community.
Occupy Natick discussions range widely, and we choose projects of common concern. Our activities to date include:
- The What Went Wrong series of films and discussions, where we try to connect the dots between corporate greed, the corporatocracy and the lives of the American people–one movie at a time. You can see an archive of all the films we have shown. We show our film/discussion events on the 3rd Monday of each month (from September through June).
- Supporting a successful resolution at Natick Town Meeting calling for an end to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the United States Supreme Court decision that allowed big and undisclosed monied interests to drown out the voices of ordinary citizens in our electoral process.
- Working with the Democracy Amendment Coalition of Massachusetts, gathering signatures for a non-binding resolution on the November ballot calling for a Constitutional amendment to overturn “Citizens United”.
- Participation in Natick’s Earth Day, Fourth of July Parade, and Natick Days.
- Occupy Natick Meetings: 1st and 3rd Sundays from 2-4. (Sept. meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.)
You can download and read our Mission Statement (pdf) by clicking the following link: