Last week, a courageous group left the Occupy Wall Street camp in New York City and started marching to Washington, DC. Their goal was to bring the outrage and energy of the 99% directly to Capitol Hill. They’re marching to call out the congressional Super Committee, which could cut a deal before Wednesday slashing Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to protect tax breaks for the 1%.
The marchers’ stories are powerful, and Congress needs to hear them before they slash programs that so many people rely on.
After marching nearly 200 miles through the winter cold, they’ll cross through Baltimore and prepare for their final push into Washington on Tuesday, just before the Super Comittee’s deadline. Dozens of supporters have joined the march along the way. But it’s up to all the rest of us to help share their story and make sure that by the time they get to Washington, Congress—and the rest of the country—is expecting them…
On November 23, the so-called “Super Committee” in Congress will decide on the future of America’s middle class – and whether it will stand with the 99% or the 1%. So a group of everyday heroes from Occupy Wall Street embarked on an incredible journey.
These guys are awesome! When they get to DC on Tuesday, I hope it draws “unarrestable numbers” (my new favorite phrase, btw) of occupiers and other citizens concerned about the shady new “super committee” and what deals it might try to make behind closed doors at the expense of the 99%. (And might I suggest #OWS2DC for a hash-tag.)