Occupy Lansing to protest at Carl Levin’s Lansing Office Monday 11/28/11 at noon.

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Lansing— Occupy Lansing will be protesting at Senator Carl Levin’s office at 124 W. Allegan Street, Suite 1810 at Noon Monday 11/28/11 as an action against the passing of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which will be on the Senate floor on Monday.  


According to the ACLU, “The bill was drafted in secret by Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) and passed in a closed-door committee meeting, without even a single hearing.  The Senate is going to vote on whether Congress will give this president—and every future president — the power to order the military to pick up and imprison without charge or trial civilians anywhere in the world. 


Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is offering the Udall Amendment that will delete the harmful provisions and replace them with a requirement for an orderly Congressional review of detention power. The Udall Amendment will make sure that the bill matches up with American values.”

This action will start in Reutter Park and move to his Allegan Street office building at noon  There will be an out door protest.  At the end of that, Occupy will peacefully and in silence deliver to his office a petition signed by Occupiers in strong opposition to this bill.  We plan to stay until the petition reaches his desk.  We will leave when asked with no resistance expected.  We are and will continue to be a peaceful movement.

Occupy feels it is important that our representatives know that this is still America.  Not foreign soil.  We have constitutional rights of due process in America as American citizens.  This bill is a direct conflict with that right.  It will not be tolerated by the 99%.

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Occupy Lansing is a leaderless movement. Spokespeople have been appointed and approved by a vote of the General Assembly, which is open to all who are interested in participating in the movement.

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