TODAY: Long Islanders To Bolster the Ranks of Occupy Wall Street


For too long, our government has coddled Wall Street at the expense of struggling families all across the United States. As the 99% struggle to make ends meet, 1% of billionaires are laughing all the way to the bank.

For all of us who know what it’s like to struggle to put food on our tables, for those of us who can’t afford to send our children to college or pay for the nursing care of our parents, for those of us who have recently lost our jobs or are being paid far below the poverty line—we protest at Wall Street together.

Occupy Wall Street is a profoundly important form of social action that is deeply connected to the struggle against the racial and economic oppression of all of us, and we ask you to join us as we march this Wednesday, October 5.

Long Island Jobs with Justice, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, and 1199 SEIU will be mobilizing members and the community on Long Island to attend.

Meeting Times and Location:

Huntington: Meet at 2:15pm on platform, train leaves at 2:24. We will be on the last car on the train.

Hicksville: Meet at 2:30pm on platform, train leaves at 2:42. We will be on the last car on the train.

Massapequa: Meet at the Long Island Progressive Coalition office at 90 Pennsylvania Avenue in Massapequa at 2:30pm and walk together to the Massapequa Train Station for a 2:51 train to Penn Station.

We will all meet in Penn Station by the 1, 2, 3 train at 4pm and head down to Wall Street together.

Sign Up: If you have not signed up already, please let us know that you will be attending by emailing or calling 631-348-1170, ext. 310.

Cost: Participants will be asked to purchase their own train tickets and metro cards.

March: Gather at 4:30pm at City Hall. We will march amongst a massive number of community/faith/labor groups down to Zuccotti Park (formerly Liberty Park).

  View Larger Map Depart NYC: Participants can expect to leave NYC by hopping a train on their own.

  Donations: We will accept and deliver donations of food, water/juice, warm clothes, umbrellas, sleeping      bags, tarps, etc. for those who’ve been over-nighting.

Safety and staying together: Complete instructions regarding safety will be reviewed and distributed on the train.
Contact: Charlene Obernauer,, 631-348-1170, ext. 310
Image courtesy of _PaulS_ via Flickr.