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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:01 PM
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'Take Back the Capitol' protesters at National Mall
Source: CNN

Several hundred protesters camped out Tuesday on the National Mall, and dozens more from around the country headed to join them for a new movement calling itself "Take Back the Capitol."

Borrowing language from the Occupy movement and drawing demonstrators "from Occupy sites from coast to coast," the movement says its goal is to affect congressional legislation.

"For far too long, Congress has been catering to the 1% instead of representing the 99%," the movement says on its website, 99indc.org. Protesters will push Congress to renew unemployment insurance and will focus on "other important budget and tax measures," the website says.

"Now more than ever, Congress needs to see us and hear us."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/06/us/dc-capitol-protest/ind...
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:29 PM
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1. Wonderful. I hope they are going to go not only to meetings that are
happening but each one should drop in on their own congress person for a polite visit and talk about exactly what they want to see happening. This would multiply the effect. Both group protest and person advocacy.
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 05:23 PM
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2. I'd like to see more energy directed at this
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