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99 Percent takes aim at spring

Mona Dubay worked as a trainer at a recent event to teach area residents about non violent direct action.

Mona Dubay worked as a trainer at a recent event to teach area residents about non violent direct action. Photo by Stephen Bartlett.

— As a result, today, 47 million Americans live in poverty and 99 percent of the country earns less than $250,000.

Yet there is hope, they said, because there is one other type of power besides money, and that is organized people.

“If we could all come together, we have power,” Dubay said. “That is really what we are talking about.”

Rachelle Armstrong believes there is great potential for people to stand on common ground and identify what unites them so they can work together for positive change.

“This movement emphasizes a common humanity, and we need a new generation of activists to participate in direct action,” she said. “We need to start talking to our neighbors and sharing our stories, because we are so isolated and don’t understand how connected we are.”

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