The Writers Guild of America East (WGAE) joined scores of other unions and community groups in a New York City demonstration yesterday. Do you think more writers should join the growing Occupy Wall Street movement?
UPDATE: Writers Guild of America East executive director Lowell Peterson had this comment after the march: “Several dozen WGAE people joined yesterday’s rally and march. We get it: Occupy Wall Street is careful not to focus on policy or legislative specifics precisely because it seeks to build a broad protest movement. Like many unions, we do have a specific agenda, but it’s okay with us to march in solidarity with other groups and individuals who might have a different focus and different ideas. No one knows yet where this will lead, but I think there is a consensus that the financial heavyweights have done a pretty awful job with the economy, and have too much influence over our government, and that it’s time to strengthen the countervailing force of working people, students, writers and artists, and others.”
The solidarity march moved from Foley Square to the Financial District in New York City. In addition, the outdoor Occupy New York library is looking for donations and volunteers. They also need tarps and boxes to protect the books in this growing library at the protest site.