If the Teaparty could be misguided into forming a party to protect the rich and their investments, why can’t the Occupy Movement form a party to protect the middle class. The leaders of the Ohio Occupy Movement is trying to take the movement to that next level.
Spokesman Tyrone Givens tells The Associated Press that he and other Cincinnati-based protesters traveled to New York’s Occupy site to pitch the idea. He says the party is vetting six potential candidates for local office from Ohio, New York and Kentucky.
The party’s website lists a 10-point platform, with items including reversing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision granting corporations the right to spend an unlimited amount of money on political campaigns, limiting the influence of lobbyists and prosecuting those responsible for the recent recession.
Givens says the ultimate goal is to elect members of the “Occupation Party” to Congress.