At sunrise, each member of the Association of Washington Business Policy Summit received a call in their plush suite at Suncadia. When they picked up the phone, this is the message they heard:
“Good morning! This is a wake up call. While Wall Street Bankers, corporate CEOs and their lobbyists go to wine tastings, play golf and plot how to maintain special interest tax breaks, middle class and poor families are struggling to make ends meet. Today, you will notice hundreds of community members here to protest at the Showdown at Suncadia. Our message: It’s time Wall Street Banks and wealthy CEOs pay their fair share.”
Showdown activists also delivered an "agenda" for the day to each room, prior to the wake-up call. You can download the agenda here.
The Showdown continues throughout the day, with live updates from Washington CAN on Facebook and on Twitter with the hashtag #Suncadia.
We'll post more pictures and video on The New Bottom Line throughout the day.