12:30 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Past Event

Occupy Wall Street Heads to Capitol Hill: A Live Web Chat with Elisabeth Jacobs

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Less than three months after the first protests began in New York, Occupy Wall Street has spread to cities across the country and started a national dialogue on income disparity in the United States. Eager to translate the momentum of the movement into concrete political action, a coalition of labor and progressive groups has now announced “Occupy Congress” from December 5 – 9 and is hopeful that thousands of Americans will join in Washington to rally at the Capitol.

What is the ultimate goal of the Occupy movement? Can it unify around a core political agenda and make a meaningful impact on Washington? On Wednesday, December 7 Elisabeth Jacobs answered your questions in a live online web chat moderated by Vivyan Tran of POLITICO.

Read the chat transcript »