People from around the country are converging on the capitol for "Take Back the Capitol." At the heart of the movement is a similar message to Occupy Wall Street, according to NBCWashington.com. The group says it wants Congress and elected leaders to represent the 99 percent of every day Americans, instead of the wealthiest 1 percent.
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Demonstrators march on Capitol Hill to occupy the offices of their members of Congress during the "Take Back the Capitol" protest Dec. 6, in Washington, DC. Demonstrators from 46 states have set up on the National Mall and will stage demonstrations all week, including occupying the offices of their senators and representatives until they agree to meet with them and talk about jobs, the economy and other issues.
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Marci Razlplaz, 18, from Kansas City, Mo., left, points out the office number of Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo. on a directory in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, as part of the People's Action Center visit to the Capitol. The group mobilized to visit congressional offices as a reminder to elected officials that they represent the 99%.
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Andrew Duke (C), Chief of Staff to Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, tells Members of Good Jobs, Great Houston and other progressive groups "occupying" Hensarling's office that the Representative will not be able to meet with them in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC, Dec. 6.
The group plans more actions this week including swarming lobbying offices, a national prayer vigil and a mass march.
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Members of "Our DC," a group advocating for good jobs in Washington, DC, "occupies" the office of House Majority Leader from Virginia Eric Cantor during a "Take Back the Capitol" event in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, Dec. 6. They billed the event as an opportunity "to remind members of Congress that the Capitol is the People's House."