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Wrap-Up: November 17th

Thanks to many of you, November 17th was one of the largest national days of action in recent history. Over 230 actions were held around the country, and that's only counting events organized by Rebuild members. We received tons of media coverage, including national airtime of November 17th actions from CNN. Check out the following compilation of social media highlights from festivities around the country:We Can Fix USView the story "Wrap-up: November 17th" on Storify]

It's not over...

"You can't evict an idea whose time has come. Our problems aren't going away tomorrow so we sure as hell aren't going anywhere either."Find a November 17th action near you.

It's not over...

"You can't evict an idea whose time has come. Our problems aren't going away tomorrow so we sure as hell aren't going anywhere either."Find a November 17th action near you.

November 17th will be unstoppable

Today, on November 15th, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD made a cowardly attempt to stomp out the spirited movement that sparked in Zuccotti Park two months ago, only to find the flame has spread too far and wide to be stifled. Hundreds have been arrested in New York City defending the birthplace of the Occupy movement, but what Bloomberg fails to understand is that the movement extends beyond the perimeters of Zuccotti Park. As the Occupy alert from last night reads, "You can't evict an idea whose time has come."The country has woken up - we will no longer tolerate a political system ruled by the interests of the 1% at the expense of the rest of us.General Strike in Oakland, CAThat's why on Thursday, November 17th, thousands of Americans in every corner of the country are pushing back against Wall Street corruption and greed in their communities. We will do all we can to assert our rights as the 99% and reclaim the American Dream.Join the 99% on November 17th as we fight for accountability, justice, and democracy. Gather with your friends, family and neighbors to highlight work that needs doing in your community - whether a crumbling school building, deteriorating bridge, or a foreclosed home - and demand an economy that works for all.This is a pivotal moment in history. Our actions have won national attention and the world is watching - let's make our message loud and clear.To find a November 17th event near you, visit

"Jobs Not Cuts" in Boston: November 17

This week, November 17th will be a huge day of action across the country. Thousands of you have already committed to a November 17th event in your area - find or start an event in your community today!In Boston, Massachussettes, Jay Chambers of MassUniting will march to the crumbling Charlestown Bridge, just one symbol of work that needs doing in a state with over 250,000 unemployed Americans:Charlestown Swing Bridge, Boston

Dear Friend,

I'm a union ironworker by trade, so you can imagine how hard it's been to find work in this economy. Heck, there are more than 250,000 people looking for work in Massachusetts right now - but the jobs just aren't there. My friends in the construction trades have been some of the hardest hit by the recession, and the impact on other businesses has been pretty clear.

Meanwhile our roads and tunnels are crumbling. Bridges like the one to Charlestown are falling apart. But the politicians in Washington would rather protect tax breaks for billionaires than take action on jobs. They're standing up for the 1% instead of putting thousands of people like me back to work by making our roads safer.

That's why I'm marching with MASSUNITING, labor unions and more than a dozen community organizations on November 17. We're coming together to demand that our leaders focus on creating JOBS for the 99%, not cutting the services we rely on every day.

Click here to join me on November 17, as the 99% March for "Jobs, Not Cuts."

We'll be meeting at 4 PM in Dewey Square, across from South Station -- where I've been camped out with #OccupyBoston. From there, we'll march to the Charlestown Bridge to show people just how serious the situation is. Any ironworker can tell you that bridge is held together with rivets we haven't used since the 1930s, and there are plenty of others just like it across Massachusetts.

Personally, I'm tired of hearing about program cuts and new tax breaks for the rich. If our elected leaders want to fix this economy, they need to get serious about creating jobs to fix these bridges. The 99% need jobs, not cuts -- and we're demanding an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1%.

If you're with me, click here. You can learn more about the National Day of Action on November 17.

See you Thursday,

Jay Chambers

Call to Action: November 17th

On November 17th, people are coming together all over the country for a huge day of action. We will demand an end to measures that benefit the 1% at the expense of the 99%.Find an event near you. organize your own event! Boston Demonstrators Rally at Park St.10/15/2011More and more of us are demanding accountability from Wall Street, but lawmakers in Washington DC are slow to respond. Over the past month, Congress has failed to pass a jobs bill or any other plan that could turn our failed economy around for the other 99% of us. (The Wall Street tax just introduced is a good start -- we need to pass that and much more.)It's clear that Wall Street doesn't understand--or doesn't care--that we face an economic emergency. And far too many in Washington are listening only to the 1%. Our homes are being taken by greedy banks that we bailed out. Job prospects for the unemployed, students, and veterans are practically non-existent. And at all levels, politicians are looking to make even deeper cuts to our schools and vital health and human services.That's why we will all take to the streets for "We Are The 99%" day—a mass action on November 17 to declare an "economic emergency" in every corner of the country, in all 50 states. We'll gather in front of bridges that need work, understaffed schools, and other community sites that highlight our failed economy. Wherever you are, this is the day to declare an economic emergency in your community.Somos El 99%The past months have been awe-inspiring. All over, Americans are fighting back against a system rigged for the 1%. But many of our elected officials continue to sit on the sidelines--or worse, do the bidding of the 1%. Until we start to see our economy transformed, we'll keep taking to the streets to amplify our voices.Join us.Find an event near you. At the time of writing this post, there were 196 events planned across the country, and counting. organize your own event! a place in your community that exemplifies how our failed economy has manifested on your block, neighborhood, or city --a crumbling bridge, a school facing cutbacks, a foreclosed home. Mobilize those who are impacted daily by the greed and corruption of the 1%.Let's join the rest of the nation to make November 17th a historic moment of power and solidarity.