We did it! November 17th proved to be an historic day.
By police estimates 35,000 people showed up to Foley Square to express their dissatisfaction with an economy that only works for those who earn the most money.
We heard the real-life stories of unemployed New Yorkers who are facing foreclosure from the same banks their tax dollars helped to bail out just a few years ago. We heard from hard-working New Yorkers whose limited hours, and even smaller paychecks are forcing them to remain members of the “working poor.” We heard from college students, who feel that while a college education is extremely important, they should not have to spend the rest of their lives paying back student loans.
These testimonies led up to a historic march across the Brooklyn Bridge, where 62 community members, labor leaders and elected officials were arrested in protest of the way 99-percenters are being treated like second class citizens in the country we helped build.
This struggle for equality is far from over! UnitedNY will continue to serve as a voice for New York’s 99-percent, and we thank you for your support!
Check out some video from the day of below!