"The Occupy movement is attracting ordinary Americans through concrete action that conveys a clear message. The message is that working Americans want Wall Street to be accountable. The message is that working Americans want a fair tax system. Americans want the Congress to pass legislation that produces jobs."
In Washington, D.C. Wednesday, a coalition of progressive groups joined by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison rallied at the Capitol to try to get Congress to focus on job creation instead of budget cuts. The rally is part of a new effort by Ellison to excite progressive groups ahead of next year's election.
With less than 24 hours to go until our financial quarter deadline, and a familiar opponent determined to run an all-out smear campaign, we need to start building resources to prepare for the attacks yet to come.
Instead of putting politics aside and offering solutions, this Republican-led Congress is too busy telling struggling families that they’re on their own. Keith will not back down to the GOP, and if you stand with him, we can send a message that it’s time to create prosperity for working families, not Wall Street CEOs.
Congressman Keith Ellison received a Distinguished Service Award from the Sierra Club at the group's event last week in San Francisco.The award recognizes his commitment to keeping our air and water clean, and protecting children from dangerous toxins.