After votes by Congress to block the President’s jobs plan, and on the eve of the Super Committee’s recommendations to enact more job-killing budget cuts, unemployed workers, community organizations, union workers and local residents will declare an “Economic Emergency for the 99%” on this afternoon with Occupy St. Louis and Occupy Kansas City.
Participants in both protests and marches will call on Congress to create jobs, stop cuts, and make Wall Street banks pay.
The demonstrations are part of a national day of protests at decaying bridges on November 17 against policies that have enriched the 1% and impoverished the 99%. People nationwide will gather at bridges and other sites in need of infrastructure investments like repairs to demand that America be put back to work now. Protestors will call on Congress to invest in our communities to create jobs as well as stop the cuts to critical social service programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.