Green Party Mayor Welcomes Occupy Protests To Her City

 Thursday, November 10, 2011

By Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle

At least one Bay Area mayor is actually welcoming the Occupy Wall Street movement to her city: Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin.

That’s good news because there will be an Occupy Wall Street speak out at 11 a.m. Friday near McLaughlin’s Civic Center Plaza office. People are invited to tell their stories of how they’ve lost their job, their home, can’t pay their student loans, can’t find a job, etc.

And McLaughlin will be there. As she wrote in a letter that’s been posted on the Occupy Richmond Facebook page: “The Occupy Wall Street movement has burst onto the scene, calling for an end to corporate domination all over the globe. We, in Richmond, are part of this movement and have everything to gain from it.”

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