On September 25th 2008, progressives came together in 251 emergency rallies in 41 states saying NO to the $700 billion Bush corporate bailout for Wall Street. As a result, the tax giveaway, assumed to be a "done deal" only a few days earlier was stalled and being reconsidered by lawmakers who are stunned by the speed and scale of America's reaction. Instead, Congress turned to work on an economic recovery package for Main Street.

 



 



 

 
 
Lawmakers Weigh Political Risks of Stance on Bailout Plan
- Wall Street Journel, Spetember 26, 2008

Bailout foes hold day of protests
- CNN.com, Spetember 26, 2008

Many voice anger over $700b outlay
- Boston Globe, Spetember 26, 2008

Online Bailout Outrage Jumps to Streets, and Into Lawmakers' Inboxes
- Wired, Spetember 24, 2008

Anti-Bailout Sentiment Builds Online
- Wall Street Journel, Spetember 26, 2008

As Shelter's Closing Nears, a Traffic-Halting March
- Washington Post, Spetember 26, 2008

Group Protests Government Bailout
- WLNS - Michigan, Spetember 26, 2008

Bush bailout bill causes local protest
- 1190 KEX News Radio, Spetember 26, 2008

Lawmakers to tackle bailout plan again Friday
- Financial Post, Spetember 26, 2008

Labor unions protest bailout in New York
- Reuters, Spetember 26, 2008

America Says 'No' to Bush Bailout
- Ohmy.comNews, Spetember 27, 2008