Occupy Supply: Voting Now Open for Outstanding Local Activism by an Occupation
These are the nominations for Outstanding Local Activism by an Occupation. The Occupy Supply contest was announced last week, and anyone could nominate an occupation for its local activism. Nominations closed at midnight last night, and the preliminary round of voting will be open until this Wednesday, February 1 at 12 midnight.
The 20 occupations receiving the most votes in the semi-final round will proceed to the finals round of voting, which will begin on Thursday February 2 and close at midnight on Saturday the 4th. In case of a tie, a vote will be taken by Occupy Supply liaisons at the Sunday 3pm liaison webinar meeting.
The 5 occupations receiving the most votes in the final round will each win a command-post tent with lighting, presentation boards and tables worth $5,000 to support their exceptional community activism. The tents will be delivered by DADT activist Lt. Dan Choi, with a celebration courtesy of Occupy Supply.
Some occupations have had their encampments evicted or have moved indoors, so we’ll also be awarding laptops with built-in webcams to the top 3 vote-getting occupations that cannot use a tent.
All other semi-finalists will win a $100 gift certificate for supplies from the Occupy Supply store.
We hope this impressive list of achievements from occupations across the country will put to rest the pernicious media meme that “occupy is dead.” This is by no means a complete list of actions, but rather represents the actions for which people felt moved to nominate their local occupation.
It’s worth noting that occupations without a current encampment were much less likely to be nominated. Moreover, when they were nominated it was usually for actions they took when they did have an encampment. Whether this is because they are less active, or because they have a harder time making the community aware of their activities without an ongoing public symbol, is not known.
Please see contest rules for deadlines and guidance.