Ellison supports peaceful Wall Street protesters

Congressman Keith Ellison said he’s inspired by the ongoing Wall Street protests that are spreading across the nation, and said he supports the peaceful effort that reflects the nation’s frustration and anger.

That makes him one of the first politicians to support the protesters, said the Minnesota Independent.

Ellison, in a statement with his Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, said this week:

“We have been inspired by the growing grassroots movements on Wall Street and across the country. We share the anger and frustration of so many Americans who have seen the enormous toll that an unchecked Wall Street has taken on the overwhelming majority of Americans while benefitting the super wealthy. We join the calls for corporate accountability and expanded middle-class opportunity.

“Throughout the summer, CPC Members listened to Americans nationwide describe how it feels to be on the wrong side of the wall between the rich and the rest of us. During the Speakout for Good Jobs Now! tour in New York City, Detroit, Milwaukee, Oakland, Minneapolis, Miami and Seattle, we heard compelling stories of Americans struggling to live the American dream while CEO’s and the super rich were given more taxpayer handouts.

“We stand with the American people as they demand corporate accountability and we support their use of peaceful means to improve America.”

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Andrew Lewis on 10/06/2011 - 01:24 pm.

    Don’t just stand around and be inspired…reinstate Glass-Steagall, reinstate the uptick rule, prosecute lending fraud! Be a Congressman, not a bystander!

  2. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 10/06/2011 - 03:53 pm.

    I’ve asked Rep. Ellison on his FaceBook page for more specifics.
    General words of support not attached to specific actions (such as proposing legislation) are cheap.
    He should be supporting Federal regulatory agencies in their attempts to control the financial industry.

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