Veteran Upset With Occupy Denver's Tent City
Group Asks Governor To Remain In Front Of Capitol
Last Updated: 588 days ago
- Dear Governor Hickenlooper,As you are already aware, several members of the Occupy Denver movement have constructed a tent city in the park area surrounding Veterans Memorial. We are non-violent. We utilize a non-hierarchical, democratic, decision making process. We are organized. We respect our state park as our home, as it currently is our home.We will ensure that the park remains an open and welcoming space to the General Public and citizenry of Colorado.Our tents are a symbol. We are here to draw attention to the injustice of corporate sovereignty over modern life.We respectfully request that your administration honor our constitutional right to peaceable assembly: we are formally requesting a variance or waiver pursuant to the municipal code of the City and County of Denver and Colorado state law that would allow us to continue occupying the park area surrounding Veteran's Memorial.Tuesday, October 11 on KOA you stated, "we have always supported the First Amendment," and that you are worried about the precedent set by our tent city, because it could lead to multiple tent cities across Colorado.Governor Hickenlooper -- there are already multiple tent cities across Colorado -- the only difference is that ours isnt hidden from the general public. If you are truly concerned about the precedent set by our occupation, we invite you to work with us to create a Colorado in which tent cities are no longer a necessity.We, the people of Colorado, have no proper institutional forum to organize and address the issues that confront us. As such, the tent city that we have constructed serves not only as a symbol, but a forum in which to organize, voice our concerns, and demonstrate solidarity with our under-represented brothers and sisters across The United States of America.If you have concerns of public safety or health, we invite you to work with us to ensure that we have adequately addressed public safety and health issues.If you have other questions, concerns, or requests, we invite you and members of your administration to join us at one of our General Assemblies to address them. Our General Assemblies are held daily at 3pm or 7pm.Thank you for your time and careful consideration of this matter.With Sincere Regards,Occupy Denver General Assembly (3pm & 7pm) 10/11/2011
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