OM House News, Fundraiser, and How You Can Help!

Occupy Madison Inc. is working hard to create OM House (housing cooperative) and is working on other projects like OM Works (worker cooperative) to create opportunities for housing and work for those who currently are struggling in this economy.  We hope you can join us for our fundraiser tonight!

GOOD NEWS . . . BAD NEWS . . . GOOD NEWS


GOOD:  With your help and all of those listed below, we have raised over $11,000 leading up to our Occu-PIE fundraiser which is tonight 5 - 7:30 at the Fountain Bar (122 State St.).  We're off to a great start!  

BAD:  Our offer to purchase the building at 2132 Fordem Ave. has been rejected in favor of an alternate offer.  This is the second time we were seriously looking at a building that was then "taken off the market".  Additionally, we have gotten word that the folks camping at Token Creek have to be out of the campground on February 17th and they have no legal place to go.

GOOD:  We're not giving up!  We've got some more buildings we are looking at and continuing the efforts to get people currently without homes into housing!  Forward!

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?
1.  Attend the fundraiser tonight, buy some pie and coffee, enjoy music by Combustible Trio, donate, converse, enjoy!
2.  If you can't attend tonight, donate on-line or send a check to Occupy Madison, Inc. at 30 N Hancock St., Madison WI 53703.
3.  Let us use your name as a public supporter - sign up on line - or let me know and I will add your name.
4.  Contact your elected officials and ask them to help us find a legal place to go on February 17th.  (More info on this here and here.)

County: Parisi@countyofdane.com

City: psoglin@cityofmadison.com, or allalders@cityofmadison.com

5.  Let us know if you want to be notified of upcoming direct action events including a sleep out in front of the city-county building, rallies in support of the people camping at Token Creek and well, who knows what . . . (occupymadisonnotinc@gmail.com)
6. If you see them, thank any and all the people listed below without whom we would not be able to do this!
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND DONORS
Lalonnie Odebrecht
Barbara Chusid
Jen Thomspon
Leland Pan
Jerry Bollig
Brian Lavendel
Joel Gosse
Sarah Wagner
Jennifer Jindrich
David Newby
Howard Cohen
Greta Hansen
Jan Sternbach
Renee Rice
Steve Burns
Susannah Tahk
Brenda Konkel
Jacque Pokorney
Heidi Wegleitner
Don and Marj Passman
David and Mary Wandel
Mike McCabe
Marilyn Feil
James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Coco Bustamante
Dace Zeps
Janet Parker and Walter Novash
W. A. Feyereisen
Semedrian Smith

SPECIAL THANKS TO CAROL WEIDEL AND THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN IN MEMORY OF DAN ROBERTS
Nick and Karen Baldarotta
Ann McNeary
Robert Conway
Sheila Guilfoyle
Lynne Weborg
James and Nancy Hurley
Diane and Kerry Pacuette
Judith Brown
Pat DiBiase
Marciann Wilson
James Sturm and Mary Jo Schiavoni
Gail and Victor Scherer
Steve Edelstein
Annie Habel
Keith and Isabel Steffen
Adam Schesch and Tracy Surprise
John Roberts
Connie Palmer and Charles Smalley
Natasha Pierce
Arlene Silveira
Joy Redmon
Larry and Rosemary Nelson
Beth Harper
Fire Fighters Local 311
Francine Horton
Kendra and Jerry Tutsch
Linnea Anderson
Charles and Joann Kilgore
Supervisor Ronn Ferrell
Ledell Zellers
Mary Anglim
Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin
PERSA (Professional Employees in Research, Statistics and Analysis) - Elenor Cautley, Ed Mason, Torrey Nelson, Audrey Nohel, Laura Stephenson, Karin Wells

Brenda Konkel
Heidi Wegleitner
Jacque Pokorney

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PUBLIC SUPPORTERS
Kevin J Corcoran and Myrna C Ulrich
Chaous Thatcityworker Riddle
Jen Thompson
Will Gruber
Judy Karofsky
Brenda Konkel
Susannah Tahk
County Board Supervisor Ronn Ferrell
Dr. Jay and Sabrina Gold
Bruce and Donna Wallbaum
Tami Miller
Jacque Pokorney
Craig Spaulding
Edward Kuharski
David Wandel
Lucy Ebisch Gibson
Anne Lyttle
Sasha Alessa Troha
Odysseas Ladopoulos
Peregrine Forum of Wisconsin
School Board Members Arlene Silveira
County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner
Thomas J. Mertz
Callen Harty
Jess Anderson
Camille Lore
Whitney Harmes
Ben Manski
Dace Zeps
Damon Terrell
Marilyn Feil
Martina Rippon
Margaret Caldwell
Donna Asif
Oma Vic
Beth Alexander
Jan Sternbach
Marivic Valencia
Frieda Schowalter
Harriet Roawan
Gregory Walter
Sue Breckenridge
Larry Sellnow
Anita Fox
Michelle Champeau
Connie Geier
Deborah Baily
Wendi Kent
Jay Mueller
Franzine Gies
Hallis Mailen
Peter E Johnson
Dr. Sara Johann
Rita Meuer
Margaret Stumf
Stephanie Leigh
Rivkah Freund
Amanda Marsh
Kellie Profitt
Stephanie Krislov
Barbara Eisenberg
Jessica Reed
Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin
CJ Terrell
Cina Family
Denise Mohr
Charles E Ashton III
Anne Reynolds
Renee Ric
Brian Lavendel and Kimberly Wilson
Shannon Frey

THANKS TO SOME SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS
Ed Kuharski, Architect
Tobi Silgman, Realtor
Dacy Haber, Solidarity Realty, Realtor
Juscha Robinson, Attorney
Al Bachman and Chris Quandt, Bachmann Construction
Pete Ostlind, Development Consulting
Amy Mondloch, Fundraising Consulting
Sasha Alessa Troha, Volunteer Coordination 
Chaous Thatcityworker Riddle, Volunteer Coordination
Bruce Wallbaum, Business Consulting
Craig Spaulding, Fundraising Consulting
Chad Thompson, Property Management Consultant
Combustible Trio, Music
All the pie and goodies bakers!!!!
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