4:02 PM Eastern - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 2: Taking Back the People's House #default

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Unemployed workers, union members, community organizers, and activists have built a thriving community of the 99 percent in the shadow of the Washington Monument, right in front of the Capitol, where 1 percent won't be able to ignore it.


Day 2 of Taking Back The Capitol saw more than 3,000 Americans from 46 states fanning out to congressional offices to remind members of Congress that the Capitol is the People's House, and demand that they represent the 99%. Activists spoke to their Reps to demand they focus on creating jobs, targeting more than 95 lawmakers in total by the time congressional offices closed for the day.


Offices visited included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) and Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT.), as well as Reps. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Scott Tipton (R-CO) and Darrell Issa (R-CA).

Much more on these visits to members of Congress to come. For now, check out a Flickr slideshow with some images from today's marches and lobby visits.

Updates from Day 1 can be found on SEIU.org here.

Visit www.99indc.org for a more detailed schedule and information.

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