If we want Occupy Wall Street to be the movement our dogs think it is then we should let the dogs hold the leash!
Shelby, more person than B of A, represents Occupy Denver in opposition to the farce of corporate personhood
Occupy Denver Press Release:
“In response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with City and State officials, and drawing inspiration from the notion that corporations are people, Occupy Denver’s General Assembly has elected a leader: Shelby, a three year old Border Collie. “Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion. Either Shelby is a person, or corporations aren’t people,” said a Shelby supporter at the time of her election.
Occupy Denver reserves the right to alter leadership status, but for now, Shelby exhibits heart, warmth, and an appreciation for the group over personal ambition that Occupy Denver members feel are sorely lacking in the leaders some of them have voted for on national, state, and local levels. Accordingly, Occupy Denver looks forward to communication with Mayor Hancock and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sometime this week to introduce their leadership.
Newly-elected leader Shelby will be leading this Saturday’s Occupy Denver march against Corporate Personhood, and invites all other civic minded dogs (and their leash-holders) to join.”
Break out the kibbles Shelby.
UPDATE: Video of Shelby and the general assembly during the vote. I love the way Shelby turns around and looks at the speaker every time her name is mentioned during the announcement – Good Dog!
- Iron Filing