Checking In With Occupied Sheridan

Mel Logan, activist with Occupy Sheridan, pickets to end corporate corruption Saturday.  Logan said the movement exists to ignite public dialog about national issues.  (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Mel Logan, activist with Occupy Sheridan, pickets to end corporate corruption Saturday. Logan said the movement exists to ignite public dialog about national issues. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

The Occupy Sheridan movement had a comparatively strong showing at Grinnell Plaza over the weekend, with at least six participants picketing the downtown area.

A part of the larger, national effort, this movement seeks to bring light to national issues regarding corporate practices. Mel Logan, activist for Occupy Sheridan, said they have no formal leadership positions within the organization, but that doesn't stop a small, constant stream of concerned citizens from taking their platforms public.

Logan said the ongoing protests, which are staged at various locations around town, exist to open a dialog about the state of the nation and economy, and hopefully make small steps toward greater public involvement with governmental processes. Logan said this is sometimes better achieved on a one-on-one basis.

Anyone wanting to learn more about the Occupy movement or participate can visit their facebook page, Occupy Sheridan Wyoming.

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