Uncategorized — October 16, 2011 at 8:46 am

Occupy the Board Room – Your chance to take your story straight to the 1%


A friend of mine at Venice for Change has put together a rather interesting idea. Her group has obtained the contact information of a significant number of high level executives at the major banks (Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, etc.) Their new website allows you to send your personal story directly to one of these executives to let them know “how the other half lives.”

The 1% have addresses. The 99% have messages.

Life gets awfully lonely for those at the top. What can we do to let them know someone’s thinking of them? Maybe they need some new friends! We’ve thought of two ways we could help them with that.

Option 1: Pen Pals
Make your voice heard directly to the Wall Street elites who wrecked the economy and made the rest of us pay. Click on someone below and tell them a story that you think they should listen to. Just got a college degree and nothing to show for it? Just got evicted while your banker gets bonuses? Share your special story with someone who ought to know.

Option 2: Best Friends Forever
If you’re feeling even more generous, why not reach out to one of these folks in a more creative way? Click on a banker below, then read the instructions and examples to get inspired. Maybe your banker needs some kind words, or maybe an intervention. Most importantly, use your imagination! The best, funniest, most revelatory interactions win prizes.

Will it work? Do these executives actually read their own email? Probably not. But, still, getting your story out to someone in the banking industry isn’t a bad thing. And, who knows what the ripple effect will be? And there’s always a chance that some of these power brokers do read their own email.

I like it.