Occupy Protests Rouse Small Business Owners
With the Occupy Wall Street movement recently crossing the one-month mark, it remains to be seen if any of the protestors’ list of frustrations will be addressed and acted on.
Since nearly 2,000 people rallied in Zuccotti Park Sept. 17 against bank bailouts, corporate greed and what organizers describe as the unchecked power of Wall Street among Washington leaders, protests have gone global.
The Main Street Alliance, a national network of state-based small business coalitions, said it is joining the protest.
“As the momentum of the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, with hundreds of demonstrations across the U.S. over the weekend, a new voice is entering the debate in support of the 99% movement: Main Street small business owners,” the Seattle-based alliance said in a statement.