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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 02:18 PM
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Connecticut:.. Bus tour of AIG executives homes on Saturday.
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We wrote earlier this month about how the Working Families Party is doing some of the best work out there in creating an accessible narrative for progressives in the economic crisis, the most recent example being their use of Monty Burns in fighting for Fair Share Tax Reform. Well, in the aftermath of the AIG bonuses debacle, the WFP in Connecticut is doing some wonderful narrative-building of their own - drawing attention for their "Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous" tour of AIG Financial Products Division executive homes - a story in today's New York Times, after some perfunctory "it's so hard to be an executive when people are angry at you" tearjerking, highlights the effort:


The Connecticut Working Families party, which has support from organized labor, is planning a bus tour of A.I.G. executives' homes on Saturday, with a stop at the company's Wilton office.
"We're going to be peaceful and lawful in everything we do," said Jon Green, the director of Connecticut Working Families. "I know there's a lot of anger and a lot of rage about what's happened. We're not looking to foment that unnecessarily, but what we want to do is give folks in Bridgeport and Hartford and other parts of Connecticut who are struggling and losing their homes and their jobs and their health insurance an opportunity to see what kinds of lifestyle billions of dollars in credit-default swaps can buy."

What the article doesn't mention is the letter that Connecticut progressives will be handing to AIG CEOs. If you're in the Hartford area (or know someone who is), here's the information for those of you interested in taking some time out of your day tomorrow to let them know how you feel - and if not, you might want to make sure to add your signature to the letter.

http://www.openleft.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=12360
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