Since our birth in 2003, Working Families Win has strived to change the economy in favor of working families and to hold corporations and our political leaders accountable for policy decisions that impact our economy. Our volunteers have tirelessly worked to ensure voters know that the economic collapse didn't happen by accident. In fact, billions of dollars in campaign cash from Wall Street CEOs and executives bought federal and state policies that allowed their greed to go unchecked for a decade, resulting in the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression.
The Occupy Wall Street protestors in cities across the country know our political system has been bought and paid for by big money and corporate interests. Working Families Win stands in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protestors as they raise the voice of everyday people in the political process.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION - NOVEMBER 17
Early in the morning on November 15, thousands of police officers descended on Occupy Wall Street and evicted protesters who'd been peacefully occupying New York's Liberty Park for months. Invasions like these are beginning to happen all over the country as police and political leaders push to remove physical protests.
Mayor Bloomberg and other leaders may try to destroy the Occupy movement, but they're too late. They cannot evict an idea and cannot silence the millions that make up the 99%.
Do not let the 1% silence the 99%. Join us in your community on Thursday, November 17th for an International Day of Action in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Click here to learn more.
You can't evict an idea whose time has come.
Two months ago a few hundred New Yorkers set up an encampment at the doorstep of Wall Street. Since then, Occupy Wall Street has become a national and even international symbol — with similarly styled occupations popping up in cities and towns across America and around the world. A growing popular movement has significantly altered the national narrative about our economy, our democracy, and our future.
Americans are talking about the consolidation of wealth and power in our society, and the stranglehold that the top 1% have over our political system. More and more Americans are seeing the crises of our economy and our democracy as systemic problems, that require collective action to remedy. More and more Americans are identifying as part of the 99%, and saying "enough!"
This burgeoning movement is more than a protest, more than an occupation, and more than any tactic. The "us" in the movement is far broader than those who are able to participate in physical occupation. The movement is everyone who sends supplies, everyone who talks to their friends and families about the underlying issues, everyone who takes some form of action to get involved in this civic process.
This moment is nothing short of America rediscovering the strength we hold when we come together as citizens to take action to address crises that impact us all.
Such a movement cannot be evicted. Some politicians may physically remove us from public spaces — our spaces — and, physically, they may succeed. But we are engaged in a battle over ideas. Our idea is that our political structures should serve us, the people — all of us, not just those who have amassed great wealth and power. We believe that is a highly popular idea, and that is why so many people have come so quickly to identify with Occupy Wall Street and the 99% movement.
You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.