Monthly Archives: August 2016

First of many #latergram s from Wyoming. Phelps lake and grand Tetons.


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Got stranded overnight in Chicago with @julesp__ and @ramzes_g. Spent the evening in Milk Bar drinking vintage small-batch booze, like this Panamanian rum. Finally on a plane to lga after 9 days away from home.


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Stream – from Federal Reserve and the Center for Popular Democracy Listening Session

Hi everyone, much more to come, but in the meantime, here is the link to the video of our historic meeting with 10 members of the Fed:

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Fed, Eager to Show It’s Listening, Welcomes Protesters

Two years ago, after a couple weeks on the job and one preliminary “should we do this?” campaign meeting, a group of 10 of us came to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to crash the Fed’s economic symposium with t-shirts and a few signs. After meetings with Janet Yellen, all 12 Fed Presidents, a formal letter from 127 members of Congress including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and John Conyers expressing support and demanding change, Hillary Clinton supporting our prescription for change, and getting our agenda for Fed reform into the Democratic Party Platform — the first mention of Fed reform in decades — we’ve come a long way, Today 120 activists from all 12 Fed districts will descend on Jackson, a national, bi-lingual leadership committee of low-income Black and Latino members developed a two-day agenda of workshops that they developed after months of brainstorming and collaborating, which also includes intense engagement with the working people of color in Jackson. Finally, HALF of the most important decision makers in the country are going to sit down face to face with us for an on-the-record Q & A session. This is unprecedented. These Fed officials are rarely in the same place at the same time, never on the record all together, and certainly not all submitting to intense questioning from low-income people of color.

The Fed is the most powerful economic institution in the country. But these activists have proven that our coalition of unemployed, underemployed, underpaid, and overworked communities of color are powerful too.

Aracelly Cantos, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road New York, Action NC, Common Good Ohio, Action Now Institute, MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), Sunflower Community Action, Djuan Wash, Texas Organizing Project, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Action United, Kendra Brooks

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Wildfire sunsets from the same evening. Believe it or not, #nofilter


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Yellowstone wildfires


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The commute.


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