Occupy Raleigh

It's a start:

Occupy Raleigh will be occupying the state capitol grounds in Raleigh, North Carolina, starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 15th. Occupy Raleigh has a permit for three hours.


Durham too

Here is the website for Durham: http://occupydurham.org/

Occupy Chapel Hill

The Occupy Wall Street Movement has come to Chapel Hill and Carrboro, with locals coming together to plan an occupation on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. in front of the downtown Chapel Hill Post Office, at 179 East Franklin St.
The rally and occupation follows a planning meeting in the same location on Sunday that was attended by more than 100 people who expressed concern about the direction of the United States’s economic and political direction.
Saturday’s event is intended to demonstrate solidarity with other Occupy movements occurring in other cities across the country and the world, and to express that the needs of the majority of the country take precedence over politically and economically powerful minorities.

There is good energy at these events

I went to an Occupy Durham and Occupy Raleigh event on Sunday. At both events people expressed they were happy to see the crowds were larger than before. And from the sounds of it the 15th will be even larger.

This is a movement on the rise.

But we also need make sure that in addition to the important first amendment right expressions going on through the protests, that steps are taken to bring about the change being sought. I like this picture I saw on facebook as an expression of that:

And of course I personally think signing up for Democracy NC's list is one good concrete step for those who want to get info about citizen lobby days with their legislators, making calls, writing letters to the editor, and helping with Get Out The Vote.