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National Steering Committee Set to Join the Occupy Street Movement

Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 10am – Federal Reserve Bank

13 Cities Set to Occupy the Federal Reserve Bank Closest to You

Click Here to See Exclusive Video Interview

(In photo: Dr. Rev.. Lance D. Watson and The Belle)

Richmond, VA – (Exclusive Interview) -Members of the African-American faith community have joined forces with Occupy Wall Street to launch a new campaign for economic justice inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Faithful to its philosophical origin, the “Occupy the Dream” coalition has called for a National Day of Action on Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 16, 2012 – to focus attention on the gross injustice visited upon the 99% by the financial elite.

The effort will target 13 Federal Reserve Banks in cities across the country.  The demonstrations will be led by prominent members of the African American Clergy, Occupy Wall Street participants, students and others concerned about income inequality and economic justice in America.

Dr. Lance D. Watson, senior pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church and one of the Members at Large, will be heading up the Peaceful Demonstration at the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Richmond, VA

During an EXCLUSIVE Interview with Sheilah Belle of The Belle Report, Dr. Watson discussed the goal of Occupy the Dream and the Aggressive plan to move 15million dollars to Black owned Banks in February.  Click here to see the exclusive video interview.

Occupy the Dream Team

National Steering Committee:

Executive Committee:

Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr., Manhattan – Co-Chairman

Dr. Jamal Bryant, Baltimore – Co-Chair

Bishop Millicent Thompson-Hunter, Philadelphia – Secretary

Pastor Daryl Hamm, Baltimore -Treasurer

Pastor Harold Mayberry, Oakland –Parliamentarian

Members at large:

Pastor Frederick Douglas Haynes – Dallas, TX

Bishop Rudolph Mckissick – Jacksonville, FL

Bishop David Evans- Lindenwood, NJ

Rev. Dr. Carroll Baltimore – President, Progressive National Baptist Convention

Bishop Dennis Proctor –A.M.E. Zion-Western District

Bishop Vashti McKenzie – Nashville, TN

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. – Cleveland, OH

Pastor Herb Crump- Rock Hill, SC

Pastor John Hunter, Los Angeles, CA*

Pastor Marcellus Norris, Cambridge, Mass*

Pastor Alan Waller – Philadelphia, PA*

Pastor Joseph Williams – Atlanta, GA*

Bishop Mitchell Taylor – Philadelphia, PA

Pastor Lance Watson – Richmond, VA *

Pastor Allen Waller, Philadelphia, PA

Bishop Darryl Scott – Cleveland, OH*

Pastor Otis Moss III – Chicago, IL*

Pastor Boyd McDaniels III – Georgetown, SC

Pastor Darryl Hill – Brooklyn, NY*

About Occupy the Dream: Occupy the Dream is an organization led by, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. and Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple Church. Chavis was the North Carolina State Youth Coordinator of SCLC under Dr. King and has worked closely with Hip-Hop impresario Russell Simmons in recent years. Reverend Bryant is the Pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, a growing church with a congregation of over 10,000.

*Coordinator of local organizing committee. Go to

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