The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) — the campaign arm of the House Democrats — sent out an email Monday morning urging readers to sign a petition supporting the growing “Occupy Wall Street” protests.
The email, titled “@Stake: Occupy Wall Street,” said, “Protestors are assembling in New York and around the country to let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans.”
“Out-of-touch Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he is increasingly concerned by the growing mobs.’ Mobs? That must be what Republicans refer to as the middle class, or maybe the millions of unemployed Americans across the country,” it continued.
The email also quotes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who recently said, “The message of the American people is that no longer will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street.”
According to the email, the DCCC hopes to get 100,000 signatures on its petition supporting the “Occupy Wall Street” protests.
One of the main grievances of the “Occupy” protests, which began last month, is what the protestors say is the disproportionate influence of big money in the political process.
The DCCC spent $66 million in the 2010 election cycle. The campaign PAC does not disclose its donors.
The DCCC office was closed today in observance of Columbus Day and did not return calls for comment.