Occupier Jesse LaGreca: The movement needs to change laws

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 22:15 EDT
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“Occupy Wall Street” protester Jesse LaGreca told The Young Turks host Cenk Ugyur on Tuesday that he thought the movement should lobby lawmakers.

“I’m a political creature and in my vision Occupy Wall Street should be about changing laws, whether it is bringing back Glass-Steagall [Act], campaign finance reform or sane tax rate on the top tax bracket — we need to change laws,” he said.

Hundreds of protesters from the “Occupy” movement gathered outside the Capitol building on Tuesday to protest the economic and political consolidation of corporate power. Some protesters also entered congressional office buildings to try to meet with lawmakers.

“These guys are not used to dealing with regular people,” LaGreca noted, “and it kind of scares them a little bit. I think it’s a reality check.”

“And it also occupies their time, because the more time that they have to spend talking to me, the less time they have to spend with lobbyists with big bags of money from ‘too big to fail’ banks and other industries.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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