Women Occupy San Diego is an independent group of women who are fed up with the concentration of wealth and political power in the top 1% and the corruption of democracy for corporate profit. We are moms, grandmas, sisters, neighbors and friends. We vote, we pay taxes, we buy, we work, we create — and we want our democracy back from Big Money.
Each of the dedicated young people sleeping out in the cold and protesting peacefully at Occupy sites represents thousands of hard-working Americans who want better futures for themselves and their families. They represent people like us, who are going about their regular days making a living, doing their jobs, volunteering, getting their kids to school and nagging about homework — who totally support the Occupy movement's call for change in our economic system.
If banks are too big too fail, then so are our schools, our retirement security, and our quality of life. What kind of society bails out its criminally reckless banks and closes its schools? And then ridicules those who protest such twisted priorities?
Quoting one very smart middle-aged woman, Elizabeth Warren: No one got rich on his own. No one. Every corporation, every bank and every multi-billionaire needs the infrastructure we all pay for – the education, the roads, the airports, the postal service, the police and fire services, the trash pickup, the environmental and safety regulations and everything else that makes up a society. It’s high time they started paying their fair share!