Occupy Movement may get free billboards

Occupy Wall Street billboard
One design being voted on for an Occupy Wall Street billboard

Occupy Wall Street and its many spinoffs may be on its way to getting at least one billboard. EpicStep will donate a billboard if at least 20,000 people go online and vote for a design and a city to place it in. If enough people vote, EpicStep has announced it will donate two billboards in the heart of Times Square.

From the EpicStep website:

Our nation’s economy and system is collapsing under the control of the top 1% of wealthy Americans. Unemployment is at a standstill, foreclosures are displacing families and the future of the United States is in the hands of unemployed college graduates with excessive debt from student loans. Changes on Wall Street including globalization and the government widening the threshold of Wall Street’s power gave tremendous opportunity for the rich, who possess 40% of the nation’s wealth, and stripped the lower and middle class of the American dream.

We must unite, stand strong and demand the government hears the voice democracy gives us. If you are the 99%, you can take back your voice.

In Denver, Occupy Denver continues to grow, with hundreds turning out for a cold rainy march on Saturday and dozens of tents now holding fort at the Capitol.

Nationally, Herman Cain and Glenn Beck have been among the most outspoken in condemning the movement.

Occupy Wall Street has inspired spinoffs in cities from coast to coast, including Occupy DC, Occupy Austin, Occupy Minnesota, and Occupy Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, D-Ia, has been one of the few mainstream politicians so far to speak favorably about the Occupy Movement.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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