Things haven't slowed down much for the OMC since the New York Times published a piece about us. Digital Daze wrote about us this week. RT America interviewed Carne this week. Please check out the latest press if you haven't already.
You can find links to all of our press on our Press Page on this website and also on our Facebook Fan Page as well. You'll find new memes like the one I've shared with you in this email on our wall as well as soon-to-be-classic memes on the photos section of our Facebook page. Please feel free to share our memes and our page freely. Every 'Like' we get on our Facebook page helps bring us that much closer to making the Occupy Card a reality...strange as that may seem perhaps. And please donate as well of course if you haven't already.
Sincerely and all my best,
It's time. The Occupy Money Cooperative is launching our fundraiser today! It's been a long time coming and a long, hard road to reach this point but all of the work and all of your patience has paid off. Now the real work begins.
Please donate, and then tell your friends, family, and next-door neighbor.
The OMC has taken a giant step towards the creation of a viable alternative alternative financial system for the 99%. Please familiarize yourself with our operating costs so that you'll know exactly what your donations will be used for. Also, familiarize yourself with the Occupy Card's fee structure so that you can compare and contrast the Occupy Card against our competitors' offerings.
Now's the time to take back banking together. Donate today!
And please keep visiting our website regularly so that you can track the progress of our donation campaign and learn about the latest news from the OMC, because this is only the beginning.
Happy two-year anniversary, Occupy Wall Street!
It’s finally time! We are launching a crowd-funding campaign to kick-start an innovative, democratic, transparent and cooperatively-run company to provide access to low-cost, high-quality financial services to everyone this Monday September 16th on the eve of the 2nd anniversary of the occupation of Wall Street on Tuesday September 17th.
We’d also like to invite you to celebrate the beginning of this radical transformation in financial services also on Monday, September 16th - for an evening of music, food, drink and camaraderie as we embark on this project together.
This event is FREE to attend, and any donations will go towards the capital campaign.
The Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew is located at 520 Clinton Ave, between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave.
*Directions to the Freedom School at the Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew in Brooklyn for those of you that live in NYC*
B/Q/2/3/4/D/N/R train to Atlantic Ave-Barclays Ctr
C train to Clinton-Washington Aves Station or
G train to Clinton-Washington Clinton-Washington Aves Station
We hope to see all of you this upcoming Monday evening,
On Sunday, August 4th, from 9-11pm we hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to field questions about the soon-to-launch Coop. Here's what went down...
It has been a busy two weeks for us! The level of support and interest we've received demonstrates just how broken the for-profit banking system is, and how badly we all desire an alternative.
Due to the high level of demand for additional information and background, we are excited to host an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit, this Sunday, August 4th, from 9-11PM Eastern:
Click here to ask a question before the big event.
We invite you to join us for this event, and to come prepared with your best questions. Before asking a question, don't forget that our standard FAQ can be found here: http://www.occupycooperative.com/faq
Keep the support and enthusiasm coming to help us ensure a successful fundraising effort, leading into the launch of our first product offering: The Occupy Card.
Lastly, don't forget to participate in our Thunderclap campaign, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
The Occupy Money Cooperative
It’s been an exciting first week for the Cooperative with the launch of our website and outreach campaign.
The site went online last Friday afternoon while a friend and I set up a banner and a table with some pamphlets on it at the NYC #reRoute Conference to build political power for a new economy. Dozens of people who wanted to know more about the Occupy Money Cooperative and the Occupy Card gave us their email addresses and mentioned us in their tweets. The idea began to go viral on Twitter and Facebook immediately. The list of unopened emails in my NationBuilder dashboard began to rapidly grow with all sorts of questions. “How is a coop different from a credit union?” “Will the card be accepted online?” “Will it be FDIC insured?” The most common question by far however was “When can I get my Occupy Card?
It would have been two years ago during the fall of 2011 had the best of intentions worked out. Nothing quite like this has ever been done before. The group that first met at ZuccottiPark during the early days of Occupy Wall Street to bring this idea to life had much to discuss research and decide upon. Plenty of setbacks and disagreements came up along the way, but this only helped make the idea and the resolve of those committed to it that much stronger. All of the volunteers behind the Occupy Money Cooperative, and especially those involved from the very beginning of the project are genuinely grateful for all of the strong, encouraging support that we’ve received with the launch of this website since this is only the first step. We still have a long way to travel together on the road to financial freedom. It’s been a pretty wild ride so far and we’re only just beginning to shift into high gear.
Please check the FAQ of our website often as we’re constantly updating it in light of all of the feedback that we’ve been receiving from all of you. Please keep spreading the word about us to your friends and family on Twitter and Facebook. The more support we can drum up for the Occupy Coop and the Occupy Card before the mainstream media gets wind of it the better. It’s fine if the big banks don’t see us coming…just yet. Please keep your eyes peeled for us in the news and in the press. We’ve already received some media attention which you can find links to on the Press section of our website. Please share your excitement about the Coop and the Card on the comment sections of any articles or conversations you may find about us online. The two other things to look for will be an invitation to help us Mic Check the news about our fundraising effort by donating a tweet and post from your social media accounts to our Thunderclap campaign as well as an upcoming AMA session with founding Board Member Carne Ross which we will be announcing soon in the days to come.
Sincerely and Solidarity,
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It's time. We've been nickel-and-dimed enough by banks that care more about making money off of us than for us.
Banking doesn't have to be like that. It can be cooperative, democratic and empowering. It can be for our well-being, not for the boss's profit. Banking can be low-cost and transparent, so that it's accessible to everyone and everyone knows upfront what the fees are.
No more "gotcha" fees.
No more over-drafting. No more predatory lending. No more nonsense.
In the coming weeks, we'll be launching a crowd-funding campaign to build The Occupy Money Cooperative into a decentralized, nationwide network to provide access to low-cost, transparent and high-quality financial services to everyone.
We want you to be the first to know when we officially launch. So make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, tell your friends about us, and also keep an eye on our Frequently Asked Questions page as we update it.
The Occupy Money Cooperative