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On Monday, Nov 19, members of Occupy NOLA attended the Jackson Square General Assembly to discuss the two Proposed Ordinances pertaining to Jackson Square. There will be another meeting on Monday, Nov 26 to organize against to keep Jackson Square open 24 hours a day.

Opponents of Mayor Landrieu’s push to close the Jackson Square Pedestrian Mall from 1am to 5am will meet 6pm Monday in Jackson Square on Chartres Street just across from the St. Louis Cathedral.  Since its creation in 1975 the Jackson Pedestrian Mall has been open 24 hours a day.  The Mayor is seeking an ordinance that would make it illegal for people to sit, stand, or hang out in the Jackson Square Pedestrian Mall from 1am to 5am.  The meeting on Monday will focus on building resistance to this attempt to criminalize “hanging out” on Jackson Square.

All who support public access to the Pedestrian Mall are encouraged to participate in this grass roots meeting.  This is a struggle that can be won.  Still, we must struggle to win.
Occupy NOLA opposes these ordinances and is committed organizing resistance with The General Assembly of Jackson Square, the people of New Orleans, and The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans.
Occupy NOLA has committed to the following:
  1. Assist with flyering asking people to call mayor and City Council and members of Government Affairs Committee. A new member of Digital Media working group is currently creating this flyer.
  2. Solidarity with Intervention on day of Dec 3 hearing.
  3. Attending the General Assembly at Jackson Square meeting 6pm Monday, Nov 26.
  4. Rallying support, mobilizing people using personal in the streets outreach and digital media resources.

Please contact info@occupyneworleans.us if you need a copy of the flyer. It will be ready Friday, Nov. 23 at the latest.