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Outraged Activists vow to “Drain the Swamp” by camping out at Goldman Sachs HQ in New York until inauguration day 

New York: January 17th, 2017 – Hundreds of Activists launch #GovernmentSachs, a 3-day resistance with a sustained site of resistance and encampment in front of Goldman Sachs’s HQ in New York, to confront Goldman Sachs’s burgeoning influence on Capitol Hill; Solidarity actions against #GovernmentSachs are also taking place in California and Nevada.  

Trump won under a dangerous combination of racism and a populist message to “drain the swamp” and rid Washington of the political and financial elites, who he claimed were “getting away with murder” while “making a tremendous amount of money.” Yet, following his victory, Goldman Sachs now not only has an open door to the government, they are the government.

From the appointment of Steve Bannon (Chief Strategist) to Steve Mnuchin (Treasury Secretary) to Gary Cohn (National Economic Council Director) and most recently, Jay Clayton (SEC Chairman), we now have the most Wall Street driven administration in history. Under this Goldman regime, our policies will be dictated by the very same people that created the foreclosure crisis. They will continue to destroy our jobs, evict our families, criminalize our bodies and profit from incarceration, and put our land and water at risk.

As the movement to resist Trump  grows across the nation, hundreds of activists in New York City, California and Nevada will confront the very people pulling the strings on Trump’s administration and his cabinet: #GovernmentSachs.

From their investment on fossil fuels and the prison industrial complex to their role in the foreclosure crisis that caused the 2008 economic collapse, Goldman Sachs has played a key role in the extraction of wealth from low-income and middle-income families across the United States.

Through sustained actions in the lead up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, campers will illuminate Goldman Sachs takeover of our government and growing influence on every aspect of our economy.

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Some of those participating have already raised hell on Goldman Sachs, when on January 5th & January 12th they stormed Goldman’s lobby in New York and New Jersey respectively. On both occasions the activists were met with a disproportionate use of force. 

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