Unions, Democrats seek momentum from 'Occupy Wall Street' movement
October 5th, 2011
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Unions, Democrats seek momentum from 'Occupy Wall Street' movement

Washington (CNN) - Several hundred union and other progressive activists sought to capitalize on the growing "Occupy Wall Street" protests Wednesday, holding a rally on Capitol Hill to demand new public spending on job creation and an end to federal budget cuts.

The rally, led by former White House clean energy adviser Van Jones, highlighted growing liberal frustration with a public policy agenda increasingly dominated by deficit reduction efforts as opposed to more traditional economic stimulus measures.

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