"The Arab Spring was about people taking their rights and taking their dignity and Occupy Wall Street is about asserting our rights and asserting our dignity." - US House Candidate Steven "Cody" Reynolds
BY KRIST NOVOSELIC Portland Oregon - November 23, 2011
I wrote a recent article for the Seattle Weekly about Steven Reynolds, Progressive Party Candidate for US House in this January's special election in Oregon's CD 1. I was struck by how much the Progressive Party platform mirrors sentiments of the Occupy Portland movement, so I contacted Reynolds and we sat down for an interview.
OWS and others stormed the first day of Washington State’s special legislative session last month. Now #OccupyPDX can storm the halls of congress by way of the public ballot. If OWS really is the 99 percent, with this election, they only need 25 percent +1 to win! And a strong second or third place could send a variety of messages to the movement across the nation about engaging electoral politics – just in time to get ready for the November 2012 election.