Do you live paycheck to paycheck? If yes, then you're part of the 99%!
Do you regularly find yourself worrying about the next health "scare" in your family, for fear that such could put everything on hold? If yes, then you're part of the 99%!
Do you feel the pain in your back pocket when you visit the pump? If yes, then you're part of the 99%!
Do you persistently fear that your job isn't exactly secure? If yes, then you're part of the 99%!
Do you ever wonder if your children/grandchildren will be able to live a better life than you? If yes, then you're part of the 99%!
Do you feel ignored - or even oppressed - by the system? If yes, then you're part of the 99%!
You see, the "99%" isn't about left-wing or right-wing, but about what brings us together. In fact, we are even fighting for the interests of the "1%", as a strong lower "99%" only bodes well for the upper "1%" in the long-term.
This movement isn't about partisan bickering, but rather about reconnecting the system with the people that it is supposed to serve. By "system", I mean to say both our political and economic systems, for both have become severely detached from the people. That is why the Occupations of Wall Street, Oakland, and even Cincinnati - to name a few - have come about. The people, the key ingredient to making democracy work, have risen to challenge the unrelenting usurpation of their political and economic power by certain self-serving, greedy interests.
Whether or not we succeed in tilting the balance of power back in the people's hands is entirely up to us...including people like you. If you aren't a resident of the area covered by this particular organization, feel free to spearhead the creation of your own local "99%" movement; just remember to keep it decentralized and democratic (not as in the political party, but the political system instead). Should you do so, or should you find an existing organization for your community, please let us know; as we enjoy sharing stories about what our fellow 99%-ers are up to.
In closing, we welcome you; regardless of your political views. Please look around and make yourself at home.
Daniel, on behalf of the 99% of Newark and East Central Ohio
P.S.: As of April 4th, 2017, this group is now a subgroup under the umbrella of the Licking County Progressives.