- Time11:00 until 16:00
Description Just in time for the holidays the ASO (https://www.facebook.com/asolidarity) is launching Operation Boardwalk on Sunday, December 18th by transforming the Capitol Square into a life-sized game of Monopoly. Complete with over sized dice, deeds, hotels, houses, cards and ga...me pieces!
Each property will be replaced with the names of the 22 Wisconsin legislators, who brought in the most election funds between 2010 and 2011. For too long money has dominated the political process in our state. That is why during this season that is traditionally set aside for giving, we have decided to take a stand and call out our politicians for the outrageous amounts of money they have to raise to run for office.
To drive the point home further, we will be pairing each legislator's funding totals with the number of families of four that could have been fed in 2010 and 2011 with the same amount of funding. Since our politicians refuse to take action on the problems facing families in Wisconsin, the ASO will also be collecting toy and food donations for local charities here in Madison.
WE WILL BE ACCEPTING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS FOR SECOND HARVEST MADISON AND NEW TOYS FOR TOYBRARY. LINKS LISTED BELOW:
SECOND HARVEST MADISON: http://www.secondharvestmadison.org/
WE WILL ALSO BE CIRCULATING RECALL PETITIONS DURING THE EVENT. PLEASE CONTACT US TO HELP CIRCULATE.
What's the catch?
This is a large undertaking and we can't get it done without your help! That is why we are asking you to help us take a stand against the influence of money in our system and help those in need in our communities.
What do we need?
This action, and the donations that will be collected for those in need, won't happen unless we can gather enough volunteers to produce the game pieces. If you have any time at all to help with the production of these pieces, please contact Brel Hutton-Okpalaeke: brel@ASOlidarity.org or https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1219131518
We are also in need of volunteers for the day of the action to help collect donations, circulate RECALL PETITIONS, distribute information to people passing by, monitor the pieces to make sure they are not vandalized and collect recall petition signatures. If you are willing to help on Sunday the 18th, please contact Bill Fetty: bill.fetty@ASOlidarity.org or https://www.facebook.com/billkilled
If you are really in the giving mood, we could also use financial donations to help us purchase the art supplies to make this happen. Donations can be made at our site. You could also purchase any of the merchandise available on our site here as 100% of all the profits from these sales goes into actions just like this.
Remember this action can not happen without members of the community stepping up to take a stand against the influence of money in our system while at the same time lending a helping hand to those in need.
Autonomous Solidarity Organization, Inc.
PO Box 260236
Madison, WI 53726-0236
Friday, 16 December 2011
OPERATION BOARDWALK: LIFE-SIZED MONOPOLY GAME