Occupy Natick wants to end corporate personhood and the ability for corporations to spend money on political campaigns. And it wants Town Meeting to help.
Betsy Boggia, an Occupy Natick group organizer, said the hope is if enough towns in Massachusetts voice a view against corporate personhood, the state will adopt the position as well.
"It's a real grassroots effort to make some change," said Boggia, who has spent several Saturdays standing on Natick Common protesting with others from the group.
Members met last weekend at the Morse Institute Library and decided to propose a resolution to spring Town Meeting to solidify the belief that the U.S. government is a "government of the people, by the people, for the people—not for corporations," said Boggia.
Even though organized protests in Boston and across the country seem to be dissipating, Boggia said the movement continues to grow.
"By no means has this gone by the wayside just because Dewey Square isn't functioning as a tent city anymore," she said. "I'm always really impressed with the number of people showing up at meetings." This weekend, roughly 25 people were in attendance.
Occupy Natick will soon have a website to help spread the word and will continue to hold meetings to hear other goals and proposals from members of the community.
The next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5, although the time and date are yet to me determined.
For more information about the movement, visit WeCanOccupy.com or visit the Occupy Natick Facebook page.