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luckyleftyme2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-12 05:55 AM
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you hear on the street the 99% protest group does nothing

well you hear that the the 99% group does nothing;what a crock that is!the list is growing daily of good that is coming from these brave souls!
here is the latest:
President Obama did exactly what hundreds of thousands of us have been calling on him to dohe announced a federal investigation into Wall Street. Here's what he said:

"I am asking my Attorney General to create a special unit of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand our investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners, and help turn the page on an era of recklessness that hurt so many Americans."

The best part is, progressive champion New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is co-chairing the investigation and will make sure it stays on track.

Just weeks ago, this investigation wasn't even on the table, and the big banks were pushing for a broad settlement that would have made it impossible. Your work changed all that.

This is truly a huge victory for the 99% movement. Hundreds of thousands of us signed petitions, made calls, and held signs outside in the cold to make this issue something that President Obama couldn't ignore. Here's some of what MoveOn members and our allies did to bring about this victory:

Over 360,000 of us signed a petition calling on President Obama to fully investigate the banks.
We delivered that petition at over 150 events last Thursday around the country at Obama for America campaign offices.
Our pressure on state attorneys general stopped the rush to a sweetheart deal that would have precluded this investigation.
And we've called, Facebooked, and tweeted at the White House repeatedly to ask the president to launch this investigation.
And they did it with the help of grass roots! unlike the tea party which was backed by billionares dollars!(koch,murdock just to name a few) no soros didn't back them so try a different tact rhino!it was and is strictly grass roots!
yea this year's election will show you just how much support they have-congress your on notice!get off your asses and go to work!
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luckyleftyme2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-25-12 06:02 AM
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1. how the 99% is funded

this is part of the e-mail I recevied today:
Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 5 million membersno corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way.
I'm sure you can google it and find out more about the movement! and how to help!
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