CHINESE COMMUNITY JOINS LOCAL OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS AND DECLARES: "WE ARE THE 99%!" October 11, 2011

CHINESE PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION

PRESS ADVISORY
October 11, 2011

PRESS CONTACTS:

Correction -- Alex Tom, 510-449-1172 (Chinese)

Evelyn Sanchez, 415-572-0639 (English)

CHINESE COMMUNITY JOINS LOCAL OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS AND
DECLARES: "WE ARE THE 99%!"

On Wednesday, October 11th, members of the Chinese community in San
Francisco will be joining the nationwide movement to Occupy Wall
Street, and declaring that they too are the 99% who are suffering in
America. The Chinese Progressive Association is proud to stand with
the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Together, and other efforts across the
country. Already, in recent weeks, the Chinese community has joined
protests in New York and Boston. The movement has grown larger and
larger, and immigrant communities are joining these actions because
they have seen firsthand the growing inequality in America.

WHAT: Members of the Chinese community and the Chinese Progressive
Association will participate in the Wall Street West protest and march
in San Francisco’s Financial District, as part of the growing Occupy
Wall Street movement. SF Supervisor John Avalos, bestselling author
Naomi Klein, and community members fighting to save their homes from
foreclosure will speak.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 12th at 7 AM to 9 AM

WHERE: Federal Reserve, 101 Market Street in San Francisco followed by
march through Financial District

VISUALS: Chinese community members will be holding “We are the 99%!”
(我們是99%) signs in Chinese and English. Photos available upon request.

Interviews in Chinese and English will be available.

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