Occupy DC marched on two Democratic party fundraisers taking place blocks from the White House:
More than 100 protesters from Occupy DC gathered Thursday night in front of a Northwest Washington office building where Democrats were holding a campaign fundraiser, banging on drums and shouting their frustration with the Democratic Party and President Obama’s reliance on donations from Wall Street.
According to the Washington Post, the fundraisers charged between $5,000 and $75,000 a seat and one was a, “the holiday party was to benefit 15 Democratic House members seeking reelection, including Reps. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and Gerry Connolly of Virginia.”
The protesters were equal opportunity:
Travis McArthur, 26, of Shaw, said the protesters don’t care “if you are a Democrat, Republican or something else.”
“If you are taking money donations at $75,000 a pop, there is no way that will not impact your vote in Congress in a way that will benefit Wall Street, ” McArthur said.
Representative Donna Edwards, a Democrat from Maryland, was the only member of Congress to address the crowd directly. Her short statement followed by an interview caught on tape.
Edwards has sponsored a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizen’s United Supreme Court ruling, which allowed unlimited corporate money to be used in political campaigns.
Her comments are below:
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