Tuesday, May 1st, will be a nationwide emergency outcry in over 100 cities about economic conditions in the US. This is another important step in the growth of the populist resistance movement in the world’s lone superpower. On May Day, the Occupy Movement, the Immigrant Rights Movement, the Labor Movement, and the Student Movement across the country will march and organize in solidarity for economic justice.
We are the 99%.
1% of the population is controlling vast economic resources while many millions of people are struggling to survive. We will continue to draw attention to the major institutions which corrupt our society and cripple our livelihoods.
Four years after the financial crisis, not a single of the Too Big to Fail banks is smaller — in fact, they all continue to grow in size and risk. Not to mention they are now immune from prosecution for foreclosure fraud.
Over a million homes are in foreclosure in the US; 3.2 million homes have been foreclosed on since 2008; in total, 18.5 million homes are vacant, while 3.5 million families are homeless.
The two major political parties are expected to spend nearly a billion dollars each to sell the presidency. Corporate money flooding politics is undermining the very principles of American democracy.
1 in 2 college graduates are jobless or underemployed and the national student debt is about to hit $1 trillion.
There will be an array of events in NYC, where the Occupy movement began, and other major cities including: LA, DC, Chicago, Minneapolis, Miami, Detroit, Atlanta, Austin and many more. We call upon people to refrain from shopping, walk out of class, take the day off of work, and other creative forms of resistance disrupting the status quo of the 1%.
Stay tuned. For NYC plans visit www.maydaynyc.org for a list of May Day actions planned nationwide www.occupywallst.org/article/may-day
Feel free to contact us, the Occupy Wall Street PR Team, on or before May Day, at 347-292-1444 or email [email protected] with any questions or press inquiries.
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