October 14, 2011
By Lindsay Nielsen
Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A movement that began in New York City, has now gained national momentum.
One campus group at Binghamton University joined the Occupy Movement.
Members of Democracy Matters and other supporters gathered outside University Union.
Students wrote messages about their ideas for change on fake dollar bills.
They say it represents the government focusing on the power of private money.
Students also wore masks.
This to further the point that 99 percent of the population goes unheard.
"I think the fact that our tuition is on the rise, it's supposed to go up every year now for the next four years I think. I think this is a serious concern it's a public university," says President of Democracy Matters at BU, Toni Bruno.
"It's very difficult to make change in a government system that is controlled by corporate interests so really the first step to making any change in my mind would be to have clean elections, which means elections where private interests can't donate as much money as they want," says Vice President of Democracy Matters at BU, Zoe Davis.
Some BU students will also be attending Occupy Binghamton this Saturday.
The protest will be at noon in downtown Binghamton, at the corner of State Street and Court Street.