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Occupy SCV Group Active In Community

corpsMembers of Occupy SCV will visit the local offices of Congressman Buck McKeon on Tuesday in one of several events planned to raise awareness and encourage public involvement. The group holds regular General Assembly meetings at 1 p.m. Sundays and all are welcomed to attend to help set the agenda for the group.

The Congressional office visit will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday; representatives hope to discuss several topics, including the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), Move to Amend and rescinding Citizens United, Clean Money-Campaign Finance Reform and McKeon’s plans to address the national foreclosure crisis.


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McKeon’s office is located at, 26650 The Old Road, Suite 203 in Valencia; email forms for participation are available at https://mckeonforms.house.gov/Forms/WriteYourRep/default.aspx

Other events include Occupy Courts  at 1 p.m. Friday, January 20, when the group will join other Occupy members in Bakersfield to bring attention to the Move to Amend movement to overcome the Citizens United ruling. Occupiers will gather on the corner of Truxtun and Chester to march to the courthouse. For details, contact Jarret Newhouse bakersfield99percent@gmail.com 661-412-2517.

Also, there will be a Occupy Vincenzos film night from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January, 25 that will feature "Inside Job." The film is about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption." In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis. Inside Job was well received by film critics who praised its pacing, research, and exposition of complex material. Vincenzo’s is located at 24504 1/2 Lyons Avenue in Newhall.

Occupy SCV members are also actively contacting LA County Supervisors to speak out about their recent attempt to severely limit the Public Comment time allotment of their meetings. For more information on Occupy SCV, contact Carole Lutness at 661-755-3772.