These are our personal stories, our reasons for Occupying Portland, Salem, Eugene, (and so on!) beginning in October. In peaceful solidarity with Occupy Wall St.
Take a photograph of yourself holding a sign that describes your situation. You can show your face or not, your choice. Be creative! At the bottom of your sign, write occupyportland.org, occupyeugene.com, occupytogether.org, or Occupy [enter your city here]. Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post photos daily.
Monday, October 3, 2011
We Are the 99%
I am a married mother of four. My husband is graduating college with over $30,000 in loans. We owe more on our van than it's worth to sell. We "own" a house with a $1650 mortgage. We are 31 years old. We are the 99%.
(P.S. Did I mention my husband is a disabled vet, my kids have to have the Oregon Health Plan, and I have no health insurance?)