Occupy Rochester, MN is a non-violent, peaceful protest movement formed in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. We are a leaderless, grass-roots movement which will not be subordinated to any other group or special interest. We are open to all people, regardless of race, sex, orientation, religion, employment status, or political beliefs. We invite all to join the dialog. We do not support or oppose any political party, politician, or candidate. We intend to bring to the forefront the voice of the 99% of the American population who has been overruled by the 1% of the population which has been directing policy. We are not socialist, communist, republican, democrat, liberal, conservative, or libertarian, yet we are all of these. We are the 99%. We are the American people, your neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family, and we have the right for our voices to be heard.