At Swanky Federal Reserve Retreat, “Computer Glitch” Cancels Minority Protesters’ Hotel Reservations

Well, well, well would you look at this? The most powerful economic institution in the world holds one of the most important economic policy conferences in the world in Jackson Hole, Wyoming — literally the most unequal city in the country, in a state that is 92% white, as far away from the rest of the public as possible. The Fed Up campaign crashed their little party last year with 100 unemployed, underemployed, and underpaid people of color from across the country to let them know that the people their decisions affected the most were watching.

I guess they didn’t like that too much.

Because this year we’ve been kicked out of the hotel where the Fed has it’s big conference due to a mysterious “computer glitch.” Our critique has always been that monetary policy conversations are dominated by rich white bankers who set policy for the country while shutting out the voices of low-income people of color … and wouldn’t you know it, we’re literally, physically being shut out of this conversation in the most shady way possible.

Are they that scared of us? Do they think we’ll back off that easily?These economic policy conversations are too important to leave to the bankers, so whether they like it or not, we’re coming to Jackson Hole. Get ready.

cc: Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, Action United, Center for Popular Democracy, Action NC, MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), Texas Organizing Project, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE), Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Action Now Institute, Common Good Ohio, Djuan Wash, Ben Wolcott, Ady Barkan, Reuben Traite, Abou Amara, Rod Adams, Michael De Los Santos, Derek K. Laney, Eva Creydt Schulte, Paul Henderson

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