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OCCUPY STILL OCCUPYING Although Occupy hasn’t been in the headlines as frequently, it’s still around, working to fight corporate influence in politics. “We’ve moved indoors for the summer,” says David, a rep who didn’t give his last name. There are still a couple of small encampments, he says, but most Occupiers are now working the political system from within. Occupy members aren’t running for public office at this time, but the group has participated in platform-writing committees. “We were able to get a lot of the agenda on the Clark County Democratic Party platform,” David says. (See clarkdems.com/platform for proof.) Occupy is also working with organizations like Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org and members of the teachers union in hopes of joining forces and building a coalition office. Still, their message remains the same. “Our No. 1 concern is getting corporate money out of the political arena. Corporations are not people. Money is not speech,” David says. KRISTY TOTTEN
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