12 million unemployed - and that's just those still on the records. Experts estimate numbers are closer to one-in-six jobless Americans. Foreclosures up 81%. Wall Street has taken over. We must break up the banks and never again let them get so big that they distort our politics and take down the economy.On Saturday, A New Way Forward is sponsoring a nationwide day of action to demand that our leaders (1) nationalize (2) reorganize, and (3) decentralize the banks as a first step toward building a more just economy.
This Saturday, come to a rally near you for speeches, street theater, petition gathering & phone-banking to Congress. (Bob Ferti, of Democrats.com will say a few words at the NYC rally.) Add your voice to this growing movement to demand our tax dollars be used to fix our problems, rather than preserve the fortunes of those who created them.
If you can't come, make sure your Senators and Representatives hear us load-and-clear by signing our petition to Break Up the Banks: http://www.democrats.com/break-up-the-banks
For too long we have been told to sit passively and watch as our country's financial elite run the economy into the ground - taking our jobs, our homes, and our pensions down with them. And when we get outraged about using our tax dollars to pay their huge bonuses, they tell us to shut the **** up.
The time has come for us to demand change. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner must stop wasting trillions of our tax dollars on a broken rescue plan that only benefits those who created this crisis. Last week's enthusiastic rally on Wall Street was a great start.
But if you can't come, make sure your Senators and Representatives hear us by signing our petition to Break Up the Banks:
And share your thoughts on the Democrats.com blog:
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