On May 17, 2010, The Other 98% came to Washington, DC to take on the Big Banks and their legions of lobbyists. The six big banks have spent close to $600 million on lobbying, trade association activity and political contributions since the first major federal bailout of Bear Stearns in March 2008. Despite the rain we shut down K Street and sent a powerful message that we won’t sit by as corporate lobbyists buy off our government.
The Other 98% wants a government of, by and for the people, not DC lobbyists and the big banks that hire them. Americans deserve a democracy that works for all of us, not just K Street lobbyists.