Success is measured by the way one adjusts to adversity. The reality is I could not be more proud of the leaders of Coffee Party, more proud of the members of Coffee Party, and more proud of our visitors for what we all endured on October 29th. We endured a rain storm, a sleet storm, a hail storm, and a snow storm all in the period of a few hours.
What was most telling was the number of people who stayed in the elements. They flew from all over this great country to speak. They were intent on making their voices heard. Annabel Park, our co-founder endured the first hour calling on speakers one after the other. Eric Byler our co-founder and Debilyn Molineaux, our director continued the next hour, and I did the third hour. Eric Byler did the final stormy shift with a bravery of a martyr. His telling speech at the end was prescient. We thought it would be the last speech in the elements as we retreated indoors to continue the marathon of speakers.
Lo and behold Eric Byler, Jeanine Louden, and many of us decided to brave the elements one more time as Occupy Chicago was intent on giving their speech in front of the halls of power, our Congress. They wanted their brethren in Chicago to know that they fulfilled their mandate.
On Monday several teams walked the halls of Congress delivering letters to their Congress people as well as chatting with those available. They were our citizen’s lobby.
Make no mistake, our goals are clear. With your help we will change our country. Together we will make America work again. We will ensure that the working middle class and everyone else is heard. Most importantly we will ensure your voices are turned into actions that will effect change. The election season is upon us. We must make a difference. If you are not yet a member, join us now . If you are a member help us grow by donating now. Being active gives you the ability to make a difference.