The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters just became a little more *GASP* mainstream. Moveon.org has announced its support for the anti-capitalist movement and is encouraging members to join in its “massive ‘Virtual March on Wall Street.’”
On Wednesday, when MoveOn.org hosts an online video “march,” members will join in with labor and community groups for what the say will be the biggest demonstration to date.
“Together, we’ll add hundreds of thousands of voices of solidarity from the American Dream Movement for the protests across the country and show just how widespread outrage at the Wall Street banks really is,” MoveOn wrote in an email blast to members.
This week MoveOn.org kicks off the “American Dream Summit,” where more than a thousand members are expected to converge on D.C. to hear liberal leaders speak. Speakers include former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, the Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, former ‘Green Jobs Czar’ Van Jones, Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry and Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank.