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Post by Guest on Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:44 pm

“Thousands of people have signed up to come to Capitol Hill during the first week in December,” [SEIU President Mary Kay] Henry says, adding that protesters are invited to make their way to Washington on their own, too. “We’re figuring out buses and transportation now.”

One idea under consideration — pending various permitting and other logistical issues — is to have a series of tents set up on the lawn outside the Capitol, each representing a state, with the number of unemployed in each state prominently displayed. But the optics are still being worked out.

One goal of the protests, Henry says, is to pressure Republicans to support Obama’s jobs creation proposals. More generally, the aim is to highlight Congress’s misguided obsession with the deficit and overall inaction on unemployment.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/18/1037869/-Unions-and-progressive-groups-launching-Occupy-Congress

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Post by TR11005 on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:06 pm

That is a great idea! It is long over due. Send out invitations to the Republicans. If they don't come, then that will be an issue for them back in their home state.

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Re: Unions and progressive groups launching 'Occupy Congress'

Post by Guest on Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:49 pm

I agree, definitely long overdue! Great that they are doing it now though. I have a feeling that a republican or two just may cross party lines. How can they not? (Im being a bit naive, I know!)

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Post by Guest on Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:31 pm

Agree. I have received many emails from SEIU through this long siege of unemployment. Thursday, SEIU pledged their support for the President's 2012 Re-election and announced they were going to do this. I think it's a great idea. I just wish they would also showcase the 99ers from every state as well. I did send her an email regarding this. If I hear anything, I will post.

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