Occupy Wall Street, the ” leaderless resistance movement” representing the 99% who “will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%,” has received a steady increase in news coverage and is spreading across the country.
NLIHC state coalition partner Tenants and Neighbors, a grassroots organization that harnesses tenant power to preserve at-risk affordable housing and to strengthen and expand tenants’ rights in New York State, joined the Occupy Wall Street protests this week.
President Obama reacted to the protests, saying that on the one hand, the protesters are expressing frustrations felt by the American people; but on the other, maintaining a strong financial sector is essential to growing the economy.
What do you think about Occupy Wall Street? Have you participated in a protest in your community? Do you think these protests will spur lasting change? Let’s talk about it in the comments.