Saturday, August 24th - During the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, members of the United Front Against Austerity (UFAA) joined forces with National Jobs for All Coalition and staffers from Congressman John Conyers’ office in support of legislative bill H.R. 1000 titled, the “Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act.”
This deficit-neutral bill would pay for both direct employment and job training with a Wall Street Sales Tax. UFAA activists and other supporters were among the contingent most vocally agitating for jobs, in the spirit of the 1963 march's dual focus on “Jobs and Freedom.”
After Representative Conyers addressed the crowd, UFAA members marched to the White House with a large 1% Wall Street Sales Tax sign through a crowd estimated around 250,000 people. All along the way, people welcomed the message that Wall Street must pay for the economic crisis they caused.