Green America Stands With the 99%
Green America posted the following statement to our Web site, in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests currently ongoing in cities nationwide:
Here at Green America, we are inspired to see people in cities and town squares from coast to coast send the message that the old, corrupt Wall Street economy is not working for people or the planet. We welcome so many new people who are waking up to the idea that they can take action to end the damage and suffering of this destructive system and help build a new, green economy that works for all.
The people raising their voice for a better way forward join a long-standing movement to change the way America does business. Since our founding, Green America has worked to stop corporate abuse and to hold irresponsible corporations accountable for their greed, for their environmental destruction, and for their exploitation of workers. We also work to grow the green economy, strengthening small, green businesses that are the engines for innovation and job creation. In the financial sector, we work to support local community development banks and credit unions that care about the communities they serve.
For too long, corporate America has externalized its costs, polluting our environment and shipping good-paying jobs overseas. For too long, Wall Street has fattened its own bottom line, exploiting the poor and the middle class, all while CEO salaries have soared, and the income gap between rich and poor has widened.
Together, we can shift from “greed” to “green.”