Monday, September 22, 2008 10:46 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that, YES we are definately still doing the Fed Protest! I expect anywhere between 15-30 people in attendance!
Last night (Sunday) several of us got together and made posters and signs and discussed the details of the event. All materials will be at the Park East of the Fed ready to be used.
Please wear a suit and tie or as close as you can to dressing professionally - no jeans, t-shirts, or sandals please
Because there will be media present there are a few things I wanted to go over with the entire group
1. This event has nothing to do w/ Ron Paul and everything to do with the FED. I love Paul and was one of the National Youth Coordinators for the campaign - BUT - this is an issue based protest. Please keep all the focus on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy.
2. Because this issue is focused solely on The Fed, please do not bring any 9/11 truth paraphenalia or plan to talk about 9/11. While 9/11 is certainly a very important issue we do not want to dilute the focus away from our target, The Fed
3. Please do not bring any conspiracy materials to the protest. A DVD like "Fiat Empire" or "Money as Debt" is great, however "Zeitgeist" and "Loose Change" and "New World Order" types of DVD's , while valid in their own right, tend to put people off rather than bring them in. Again, we want all focus to be on the Federal Reserve and nothing else.
Again, I'm sorry for the restrictions but I want to be sure that nothing is taken away from the purpose of the event, which is to bring attention to the Fed and its horrible monetary policy.
As far as talking to the press is concerned, just stay on message. "We are hear to protest The Fed, a private bank and the Gov't bailouts. We don't think it's fair that the tax payer should bailout corporations. This is not a free-market and we want it to stop!"
I urge you to stay away from the term "International Bankers" and instead mention that the "Fed is a private Bank" over and over.
ABOVE ALL, STAY CALM!
Absolutely 100% obey anything a uniformed police officer says. Do not debate with them the tennants of the first amendment and free speech. The New York Stock Exchange, Chase Manhattan Complex, and in many cases the sidewalks around the buildings are private property. If you are asked to leave, please comply. The last thing we want is anyone getting arrested. The press will cover the arrests, and not the protest itself.
I'm extremely excited about this event and the buzz it is creating. I've talked to many people in the Campaign for Liberty as well as other D.C. organizations and I fully expect 'CopyCat' events in the coming days and weeks.
Have a great day and I'll see you at the park East of the Fed at 5pm!