Today, in Boston and across the country, thousands of people are taking to the streets to say enough is enough.
It has been three years since Wall Street crashed our economy, and yet 25 million people are still unable to find full-time work and the gap between the 1% and the 99% continues to grow. But instead of creating jobs, Congress continues to ignore the concerns of the 99%, and focuses on job-killing budget cuts and tax giveaways for the rich.
The North End’s Charlestown Bridge is a vivid example of the many roads, schools and other sites in desperate need of repair in Massachusetts. Unemployed workers and local residents have held multiple rallies at the bridge this fall to call attention to the thousands of family-supporting jobs that could be created through investments in infrastructure.