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Washington, D.C.-- On May 17, thousands of everyday Americans from across the country will converge on Washington, D.C. for a series of demonstrations to expose the Wall Street, corporate, and anti-immigrant interests fighting key reforms, their lobbyists, and the members of Congress who do their bidding. Wall Street CEOs alone are spending more than $1.4 million a day fighting Wall Street reform and have hired more than 1,500 lobbyists.
Many of the workers, family farmers, clergy, and activists descending on Washington, D.C. recently participated in a week of actions across the country to hold Wall Street accountable. More than 10,000 people marched on Wall Street banks in San Francisco, Kansas City, Chicago, Charlotte, and on Wall Street.
WHAT: Thousands of Americans organize demonstrations across Washington to connect the dots
between reckless Wall Street and corporate interests, their lobbyists, and the members of
Congress who do their bidding.
WHO: Organizing leaders – National People’s Action, SEIU, Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO – and thousands of workers, family farmers, clergy, and activists.
WHEN: Monday, May 17 (details below)
Several direct actions across Washington, D.C. targeting Wall Street, anti-immigrant, and
Note: exact details to be announced.
Showdown rally on K Street, McPherson Square (15th & K Streets NW)
· Rev. Eugene Barnes, Board President, National People’s Action
· Mary Kay Henry, International President, Service Employees International Union
· Jobs with Justice
· Thousands of workers, family farmers, clergy, and activists impacted by the financial crisis.
March on K St to Bank of America (15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005 United States