Occupy Springfield, IL is the Springfield, IL branch of the Occupy Together Movement. While we do have a news section on our site, we wanted to have a blog specifically for disseminating information more related to our day to day activities and opinions. What we mean by this is that while news is factual and gets briefly to the point, we wanted a place to spell out all of the finer details and thoughts about happenings.
Occupy Springfield, IL. has been around for over a month now. We have had two rallies/peace walks at the Illinois State Capitol, and currently have an ongoing occupation of the Old State Capitol Plaza. So, in many ways, it is “about time” we started this weblog. After all, before the Illinois Times ran with an article about our run-in with the police, we could have brought you this information first-hand, and shared with you our emotional take on the situation. We could have told you all about the Eviction Notice we delivered to lobbyists and legislators at the State Capitol, and given to you a personal accounting of the days activities. We have also received some backing from the AFL-CIO and from AFSCME, and have the potential to have an article written here directly from our staunchest AFSCME member.
So many great steps forward we could have shared in a more inter-personal level and in an interactive way with you. Now, here we are! Please stay tuned for developments as they happen. We already have a few major initiative actions planned and will be sharing them with you!