Saturday, October 29, 2011

Occupy Wall Street New Website Reaching CEOs

Occupy Wall Street has a new web site up that allows people to send "direct messages" to corporate CEOs. 



Occupy the Boardroom: protesters get message to inboxes of CEOs -London Guardian

New website run in conjunction with Occupy Wall Street allows users to directly message heads of major corporations
Thousands of Americans who were badly hit by the recession have been able to directly message the most powerful figures in the country's top financial institutions via a new website set up as part of the Occupy movement.

So far, almost 7000 people have sent messages via directly into the inboxes of figures like Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Vikram Pandit, CEO of Citigroup and Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase.

To make sure the executives can't just ignore the emails, activists from Occupy Wall Street plan to print them off and hand-deliver them in a march on Friday.

Those who have sent messages include foreclosure victims, students unable to pay off loans, and ordinary hard working people affected by the recession and then by debts called in by banks...

...The site is a collaboration between Occupy Wall Street, New York Communities for Change and a coalition of community and labour groups. It has posted 200 names of CEOs and board members of Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, with links allowing messages to be sent directly to their inboxes.

Olivier Leirer, of New York Communities for Change, said the idea was aimed at giving ordinary people a chance to tell their stories and have their voices heard...MORE

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