Occupy Raleigh is a group of concerned citizens who wish to raise awareness and demonstrate before the State Capitol in support of economic justice and against corporate influence over our elections and political process. Our purpose is to engage the public in this dialogue and make the voices of the people heard. We want local and national legislators to hear our concerns about ways to remedy economic injustice and the unfair influence the wealthy have over the political system.
We are a peaceful, nonviolent movement that aims to encourage people to participate in democracy and use their voices to influence positive change. We are not a traditional political party nor are we trying to overthrow government. Rather, we are a populist uprising that seeks to place the political power back in the hands of the people where it belongs. We are willing to extend our protest indefinitely to effect change.