National call for action on Capitol Hill draws occupiers from across U.S.
VOICEOVER: On Tuesday January 17th several hundred Occupy participants from all over the country gathered on the lawn in front of Congress where they held a rally and several general assemblies. Participant Joe gray is a member of occupy the vote dc, a group advocating for voting rights as well as congressional legislative and budgetary autonomy for DC.
JOE GRAY, OCCUPY THE VOTE DC: Generally I just want to see a government that represents itâ€
VOICEOVER: One participant named Abraham came representing Occupy Mexico, attesting to what he says is a growing international revolution.
ABRAHAM, OCCUPY MEXICO: This problem is a global problem because this revolution is a global revolution, here we are in the center of the empire in the capitol of the system the capitalist system so I have thousands of brothers in this country thousands of immigrants and workers and children and mothers and families we are citizens of the world.
OCCUPIER: This is the occupy movement and weâ€
VOICEOVER: National nurses united was also present at the mobilization where they held a teach in on their proposed financial transaction tax.
RAJINI RAJ, REGISTERED NURSE, NATIONAL NURSES UNITED: We support a national financial transaction tax that weâ€
VOICEOVER: Sean Maupin first got involved with the Occupy Movement in his home state of Kansas. He has since traveled to Occupation sites all over the country, and says that a number of events are already being planned for 2012.
SEAN MAUPIN, OCCUPTRAVEL: January 20th is Occupy the Court Rooms itâ€
VOICEOVER: Some demonstrators entered the Congressional offices in an attempt to reach legislatures from their home districts, several people were arrested throughout the day and in the evening some protestors had planned a march from the Supreme Court to the White House.