They made it! 230 miles later, the Occupy the Highway marchers finally reached D.C. Watch the final video of their last stretch: ________________________________________________________ This Tuesday, a group of dedicated everyday heroes will reach the end of a 230 mile march from Occupy Wall Street to our nation's capitol. The march is a physical reminder of the important decisions being made by the Super Committee behind closed doors as we speak, and a call on all Americans to let Congress know America is watching. If you are in or around the DC area, be sure to celebrate their arrival - click here for more information on how you can get involved. Please read the following email and share the short video below documenting a part of their brave journey: Dear Rebuild member, You've got to watch this video. A heroic group of people is marching 230 miles from Occupy Wall Street to Washington, to call on the Super Committee and Congress to stand with the 99%. Ten days ago, they left New York City with a small group, and they've grown to nearly 50. They'll deliver their message to Capitol Hill by November 23, the last day for the congressional Super Committee to vote on a proposal that could slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid instead of raising taxes on the 1%. They march all day, every day, enduring rain and freezing temperatures, bleeding blisters, and aching legs. They literally are putting their bodies on the line to bring the message of the 99% to Congress. Yesterday, we caught up with them and made a quick video. It's powerful stuff! Can you check it out and share it? We need to spread the word about this march, and about the Super Committee's important decision.
Watch the video
For each one of these marchers, there are literally millions of people who depend on vital programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. These protestors march for countless families and children. They march for justice and fairness. They march for all of us.
Now it's up to us to spread their story. That's how we help them succeed. The marchers will get to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, a day before the Super Committee's final deadline. Let's make it impossible for anyone—including the 12 members of the Super Committee—to ignore their arrival.
Please click here to watch and share the video with your friends and family.
Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.
–Ian, Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Somer and the rest of the team at Rebuild The Dream Innovation Fund
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