New Partnership Allows OWS Supporters to Purchase Food from Local Street Vendors, to Donate to the Protest
In the wake of the NYPD's escalating harassment of street cart vendors, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and the Street Vendor Project have teamed up to create an online donation platform for street vendors who call Liberty Square (aka Zuccotti Park) their home. Through the website, supporters across the country and around the world can view vendor profiles and purchase food to be donated to the People's Kitchen at OWS.
New York City street vendors, as small business entrepreneurs, represent a diverse cross-section of the 99%. Through this platform, vendors will be able to participate in the growing excitement of the OWS movement and
TODAY, Monday, Nov. 7th, 10:30am
Starting at 181st Street & St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY – This morning (Monday, Nov. 7, starting at 10:30am) local elected officials and leaders from diverse communities as well as labor union representatives, and grassroots activists will march eleven miles to connect New York’s communities with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The “End to End for 99%” march will launch in Washington Heights (181st and St. Nicholas) at 10:30am and work South through Harlem on its way to Zuccotti Park, where it will join Occupy Wall Street protesters in solidarity.
“Our communities have been devastated by the economic assault on middle class and poor families, even as Wall Street has enjoyed a historic financial bonanza,” said State Senator Adriano Espaillat (Manhattan/Bronx).