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Speakers Announced for Citizens Intervention on Congress, Coffee Party USA Says


Buddy Roemer

Washington, D.C.-(ENEWSPF)- Coffee Party USA announced the initial line-up of keynote speakers and panels for the Enough Is Enough: Citizens Intervention rally being held Saturday, October 29 on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. During the event, everyday Americans from across the country will step up to the microphone to exercise their First Amendment rights, and share their personal stories of how government dysfunction has impacted their lives.

Partial Listing of Keynote Speakers (more to be announced)

NOTE: We have just confirmed authorFrances Moore Lappé will be speaking and hip-hop artist Obii Say will be performing, times TBA.

Many of the regions most respected and up-and-coming poets will take the stage during the rally, including hip hop artist Obii Say,Gowri KLiz Prescott, and Chris August, who won the World Poetry Slam Championship this year.  

In addition to these speakers, several roundtable discussions are in the works zeroing in on issues of vital national importance:

  • Tax Reform Roundtable led by Robert Borosage of Campaign for America’s Future
  • Campaign Finance Reform Roundtable led by Mark Hays of Public Citizen and Douglas Clopp of Common Cause.

The Enough Is Enough: Citizens Intervention rally will kick off a yearlong campaign featuring localCitizens Intervention events in communities throughout the country, a tour of college campuses, and special “lobby days” designed to bring the concerns of every day Americans directly to the offices of their representatives in Washington.

Keynoter Jesse LaGreca from Occupy Wall Street, who made headlines this month after eloquently voicing the sentiment of the 99% during a Fox News interview that occupiers captured on video but Fox News failed to broadcast.  “As Americans awake to discover that their future has been hijacked by reckless risk taking, speculation and lawlessness on Wall Street, I am thrilled to join others from around our great nation in the beginning of a national dialogue about what kind of future we want for America and working class people everywhere,” he said. “What better place to do so than in Washington D.C., where the lobbyists have drowned out the voices of regular working class Americans on behalf of Corporations and the wealthiest 1%. Join us in a conversation about the future of America. Together we can bring accountability and citizen based democracy back to DC one conversation at a time.”

 


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