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Occupy Sandy’s Trenton Occupation: “Camp Sandygate”

Tomorrow Occupy Sandy launches Camp Sandygate, a protest outside the state Campitol against the misuse of Sandy funds by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Details are below.

Camps Sandygate
Time: This Saturday, January 18, at 12:00pm until Wednesday at 9:00am
Location: World War II Veterans Memorial – 140 West State St, Trenton, NJ 08608
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From OS NJ:

“In light of the recent disturbing disclosures concerning Governor Chris Christie’s flagrant misuse of federal Sandy aid money, the collective of storm survivors and their allies who organize under the Occupy Sandy New Jersey banner are calling on residents of New Jersey to join us in Trenton to Occupy outside the Capitol starting this Saturday, January 18th, at noon. We intend to maintain our camp through Chris Christie’s re-inauguration festivities on Tuesday, January 21st.

In particular we invite Sandy survivors to make the trip to Trenton (we’ll help you get here if you reach out: call 609-318-4271 or email OccupySandyNJ@interoccupy.net) to tell your stories to the state and national media already camped out nearby. We know that the people of New Jersey have stories to tell, to Chris Christie and to anyone willing to listen, and we plan to provide a safe space from which to do so.

Since our Sandy recovery work continues on a daily basis—indeed, some of our volunteers and organizers may not even be able to make it to Trenton due to responsibilities in the field—this will only be a four day Occupation. However, should the administration fail to quickly fix its broken response to the storm and shift its attention to the state’s residents who are most in need, we will not rule out returning to Trenton again soon. Governor Christie must understand that the last people he should be bullying right now are Sandy survivors.

#OccupyChristie starts at high noon this Saturday at the State Capitol. Bring tents and sleeping bags.

Partial Schedule of events:

Day 1 – Saturday
Noon – Occupy.
6pm – Community Dinner & Assembly
8pm – Memorial Candlelight Vigil for Sandy’s victims

Day 2 – Sunday
9am – Breakfast
1 pm – Community Lunch & Assembly
7pm – Sunday Dinner

Day 3 – Monday
9am – Breakfast
11am – Press conference
1 pm – Community Lunch & Assembly
7pm – Dinner

Day 4 – Tuesday
8am – Breakfast
11am – Sandy Survivor Speakout
1pm – Lunch
7pm – Dinner

Day 5 – Wednesday
9am – Breakfast and Break Down Encampment

For more information, please contact Occupy Sandy NJ at 609-318-4271 or OccupySandyNJ@interoccupy.net.”

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