- Posted October 17, 2011 by
Los Angeles, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Occupy Wall Street
We Are the 99% Occupy Los Angeles March for Government Changes
ActNow99 talked with many people at the protest about what was frustrating them: 'I saw people from all walks of life. I spoke with everyone and anyone. [...]many people spoke of greed. Greedy money lenders and politicians. The 99% paying their taxes, so that the 1% can profit'.
'I think the Occupy protests are growing and getting attention that our government needs to listen to the 99%. I am a proponent of non-violent civil disobedience to affect change. If one wants to act, to speak up, to join others in a common goal, then they can access a site at moment notice and do it. No more excuses.'
- jne2013, CNN iReport producer
"We Are the 99%!" chanted people united for a change in our United States government. "We Are the 99%!" chanted working families defaulting on mortgages bloated by banker greed. "We Are the 99%!" chanted graduated college students who can't find jobs to pay back 30 year loans. "We Are the 99%!" shouted young people robbed by our government who bailed out corporate America. "We Are the 99%!" shouted Americans whose tax dollars were used to pay bonus monies to corporate executives. "We Are the 99%!" shouted Americans who pay more taxes than the richest 1% who are being bailed out by our government. "We Are the 99%!" shouted Americans who want national medical care provided for one and all through our tax dollars, no more billions wasted on the corporate war machine. "We Are the 99%!"