Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Unemployed Storm Capitol Hill

Hundreds of Unemployed Storm Capitol Hill to Meet with Congress
December 06, 2011 - Thousands of Occupy Congress activists have decended on Washington this week to press their agenda of jobs and a fair economy for all. The three days of protests and events was kicked off by a visit to Capitol Hill where hundreds of constituents demanding meetings with their members of Congress. They are angry about the lack of progress on a jobs bill and a host of other economic issues.

At 9 a.m., they assemble on Washington’s Mall. More than 1,000 unemployed and underemployed Americans from across the country. They have come to Washington to pressure Congress for more action on job creation and an extension of unemployment benefits. Jeremy Collins is from Columbus Ohio.

"If any politician would walk by, you could see that there is a lot constituents out here," said Jeremy Collins," who is unemployed. "There are a lot of people here who are registered voters. And if they want to get elected they need to listen to the people." read more>>>

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