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November 29th, 2011
Documented Politician Support for Occupation Movement

The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers:

Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) in a joint statement, said:

''We share the anger and frustration of so many Americans who have seen the enormous toll that an unchecked Wall Street has taken on the overwhelming majority of Americans while benefiting the super-wealthy, ''Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said in a joint statement.

''We join the calls for corporate accountability and expanded middle-class opportunity.''

John Larson (D-Conn.):

''The silent masses aren’t so silent anymore. They are fighting to give voice to the struggles that everyday Americans are going through.''

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.):

''All of us should join that movement.''

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.):

''We have the crooks on Wall Street, and I use that word advisedly-don’t misquote me, the word is ‘crooks’-whose greed, whose recklessness, whose illegal behavior caused this terrible recession with so much suffering. We believe in this country; we love this country; and we will be damned if we’re going to see a handful of robber barons control the future of this country.''

Remarkably, considering the caution of so many elected officials with regard to the protests, Sanders actually called for a toughening of the movement’s anti-Wall Street message. ''I applaud those protesters who are out there, who are focusing attention on Wall Street, but what we’ve got to do is put meat on that bone, ''he said. ''We’ve got to make demands on Wall Street [and] break those institutions up.''

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY):

Our junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, stated the obvious October 10 when she told The National memo she thinks Occupy Wall Street. "has become a vehicle for people to vent their frustration with the economy.''

''I share the frustration at how broken Washington has become in forging solutions, ''Ms. Gillibrand said.

Harlem House rep Chuck Rangel:

''I was very surprised, but very pleased, that this group of people just came out. I dont really think that they have to have any solutions for the problem. It reminds me of the movie ''Network,'' where the guy just yells out his window Im mad as hell, and Im not going to take it anymore!''

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)  released a Web video praising the  Occupy Wall Street protesters and calling on Americans to support their efforts:

''Your presence is making a difference.  You're exercising the right every American holds most dear, the right of freedom of expression, and with that expression you're finally getting the attention of the nation,''said Kucinich in the video released Tuesday.

''Wall Street banks got billion dollar bailouts, yet the American people get austerity, ''he added.

Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.):

''It's time for all Americans to pay their fair share, ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee, said in a statement. I'm so proud to see the Occupy Wall Street movement standing up to this rampant corporate greed and peacefully participating in our democracy.''

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) visited the Occupy Providence camp in an effort rally support for his bill that cracks down on high credit card interest rates.

According to a report from the Associated Press, Whitehouse was impressed with the cleanliness and orderliness of the Occupy camp.

Despite Senator Whitehouse's visit to the camp, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Public Safety Commissioner Pare are still determined to force the Occupy protesters-through legal action-out of Burnside Park.

''Public Safety officials have identified level 3 sex offenders among those occupying the park and the City of Providence has concern for the people staying at night due to this reason, ''Lague told New England Post. ''We are working to ensure the safety.''

Senator Patty Murray statement:

Senator Murray understands the frustration that is driving these protests in Seattle and across the country. So many workers and middle class families have been devastated in this economic crisis, and most Americans agree that it’s only fair that big corporations and the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share and share in the sacrifice this moment requires.

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) appeared on MSNBC’s Politics Nation to lend her voice to Occupy groups across the country:

''The Occupy Wall Street, and the Occupy movement, have made a real difference.''

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA):

When asked to comment Wednesday about the deaths and crimes that have occurred around Occupy protests being held across the country, Rep. Maxine Waters said ''that's life and it happens.''

''That's a distraction from the goals of the protesters, ''Waters, who says she supports the Occupy movement, told CNSNews.com after an event at the Capitol sponsored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

"Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up," said Waters. "They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country."

"So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things," said Waters. "I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time."

OTHER DOCUMENTED SUPPORTERS:


Communist Party USA


American Nazi Party


Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran


Barack Obama


The government of North Korea


Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam


Revolutionary Communist Party


David Duke


Joe Biden


Hugo Chavez


Revolutionary Guards of Iran


Black Panthers (original)


Socialist Party USA


US Border Guard


Industrial Workers of the World


CAIR


Nancy Pelosi


Communist Party of China


Hezbollah


9/11Truth.org


International Bolshevik Tendency


Anonymous


White Revolution


International Socialist Organization


PressTV (Iranian government outlet)


Marxist Student Union


Freedom Road Socialist Organization


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Party for Socialism and Liberation

 

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