We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.

Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?

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ATTENTION: Documentary filmmaker Bobbi Jo Hart is looking to connect with people who have submitted their stories to We Are the 99 Percent. She would like to bring your stories to life in a new feature documentary film. You can contact her directly at bobbigotgame@hotmail.com if you would like to know more and explore being interviewed on camera.

9th October 2011

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I am 44 years old. I’ve been married to the same man for over 20 years. I have 3 beautiful sons. I care for my elderly handicapped mother, I am college educated, I’ve worked hard my entire life. I am an artist, a graphic designer with over 20 years experience as a creative director. I was a small business owner for 11 years. Insurance went way up, rent went up, Utilities went up, the cost of living went up, while our earnings either stayed the same or went down for more work. The bank refused to give us a loan or a line of credit. All we needed was a little help for short amount of time. The bank left us and our employees twisting in the wind. We lost our small, family owned business, our life’s work - we lost our American Dream - or more aptly put, it was stolen from us. Not from poor decisions, not through lack of work, living beyond our means or lack of education, we did everything right, paid our taxes and worked hard. But we were bleeding money from corporate greed (insanely increased insurance rates, fees upon fees, unfair policies and ridiculous licenses demands.)
WHAT FUTURE WILL MY CHILDREN HAVE?
I am the 99 Percent
http://occupywallst.org/
http://www.occupytogether.org/
 *I submitted before, but forgot the url which i added to my picture and I fixed a few other things.

I am 44 years old. I’ve been married to the same man for over 20 years. I have 3 beautiful sons. I care for my elderly handicapped mother, I am college educated, I’ve worked hard my entire life. I am an artist, a graphic designer with over 20 years experience as a creative director. I was a small business owner for 11 years. Insurance went way up, rent went up, Utilities went up, the cost of living went up, while our earnings either stayed the same or went down for more work. The bank refused to give us a loan or a line of credit. All we needed was a little help for short amount of time. The bank left us and our employees twisting in the wind. We lost our small, family owned business, our life’s work - we lost our American Dream - or more aptly put, it was stolen from us. Not from poor decisions, not through lack of work, living beyond our means or lack of education, we did everything right, paid our taxes and worked hard. But we were bleeding money from corporate greed (insanely increased insurance rates, fees upon fees, unfair policies and ridiculous licenses demands.)

WHAT FUTURE WILL MY CHILDREN HAVE?

I am the 99 Percent

http://occupywallst.org/

http://www.occupytogether.org/

 *I submitted before, but forgot the url which i added to my picture and I fixed a few other things.

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