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"Occupy the Road" RV Makes Stop in Erie

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Occupy Erie members may not be as active, or as public, as they once were.  But Wednesday, they joined together once again in Perry Square.

"We're excited to just keep helping people realize what's happening and move on," said Occupy Erie member Veronica Rexford. 

This time they were joined by Janet Wilson.  She's an occupy member herself, all the way from Seattle.

She's been driving the "Occupy the Road" RV around the country since October, making stops at occupy locations along the way and picking up passengers.  Erie was stop number 100.

"I try to get people who can add some value to what we're doing, documenting.  We've done an incredible amount of interviews in different stories to the corruption that people see first hand," said Wilson. 

From Erie it's on to Buffalo and as the Occupy the Roads bus continues to make its way across the country, the protesters want one thing to be known.  They say the occupy movement is not dead.

"It is definitely not dead.  I can attest to that.  People that I meet are so committed," said Wilson. 

"It's morphed into maybe a less public type of an organization but you still have activists who are looking at what's happening and upset about what's happening and coming together to find solutions," said Rexford.

The one question that's always been asked is what exactly are they protesting?

"The take away is we have a lot of stuff to work on.  Don't be upset that it's not focused like a pinpoint on one thing, because it's not about one thing," said Wilson. 

It's issues like money in politics, education and state budget cuts they vow to continue to fight.

"We're going to continue looking at the budget.  We're going to continue looking at Citizens United.  There will be some protests.  There will be some more creative things going on," said Rexford. 

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