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Wall Street is not the only place where greed is undermining the American Dream

Will the Arab Spring be followed by an American Autumn? It’s sure starting to look that way.

Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets—in Boston and Los Angeles, at Occupy Wall Street in New York, and in dozens of other communities across the country.

What do the protesters want? A solution to the jobs crisis, corporate money out of politics, fairer tax rates, and policies that work for 99% of Americans instead of the 1% at the top. In short, many of the things that thousands came together to write into the Contract for the American Dream.

To build on this energy, MoveOn is organizing a huge round of speak-outs nationwide next week to deliver the simple message that we need “Jobs Not Cuts” and to “Make Wall Street Pay.” It’s part of a week of action to show the human impact of the economic crisis.

MoveOn protestors will gather at district offices, bank buildings, and public squares to share stories and create memorials to the American Dream. They’ll demand Congress pass legislation that creates real jobs, and makes millionaires and corporations pay their fair share. And they’ll invite local media to attend to amplify the message.

Wall Street isn’t the only place where greed is undermining the American Dream. By bringing these speak outs to as many communities as possible, MoveOn hopes to spread and amplify the energy of the Occupy Wall Street protest across the country.

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One Response to “Wall Street is not the only place where greed is undermining the American Dream”

  1. […] there is only one thing that can block this tactic: the 99 percent. And that 99 percent is taking to the streets from Madison to Madrid to say “No. We will not pay for your […]


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