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Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder and organizer, 415-235-6517
Jean Stevens, CODEPINK media coordinator, 508-769-2138

Protests Against Wall Street Bailout To Continue Friday at New York Stock Exchange


On Thursday, Sept. 25, thousands of people poured out into Wall Street and the surrounding streets both at noon and 5 p.m. to protest the bailout. They shouted, they sang, they marched through the streets. They will continue their actions today.

"We're outraged that Congress is poised to spend $700 billion of our tax dollars to bail out the rich," said Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK Women for Peace, one of the organizing groups. "We want our tax dollars to go toward housing, education, health care, not to financiers who gambled and lost."

During the day, the group will be flooding Congress with calls saying "No bailout!"

"This is a state of emergency. We have to show our outrage and demand that our government stop rewarding corporate greed," says Laurie Arbiter of Activist Response Team.

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