I AM A NURSE WITH NO HEALTHCARE INSURANCE. I AM THE 99 PERCENT.
That’s Corrie Garnet, an original settler in the Occupy Boston encampment, reading the sign she has had with her ever since she joined the protest.
IT’S GOTTEN A LOT OF ATTENTION. I MEAN IT IS PRETTY IRONIC THAT I AM A NURSE AND I DELIVER HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA, BUT I DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE MYSELF BECAUSE I CAN’T AFFORD IT.
She made a two hour car ride to Boston from her home in Gill, Massachusetts when she learned about a meeting to demonstrate regarding the current economic situation.
MY 23 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER CALLED ME AND TOLD ME THERE WAS A REVOLUTION HAPPENING AND IT WAS BEGINNING ON WALL STREET, THE COUPLE HUNDRED PEOPLE CAMPED OUT THERE. AND I SAID I HADN’T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT IT. AND SHE SAID YEAH, IT’S FUNNY, IT’S NOT IN THE NEWS. AND I LOOKED ONLINE AND FOUND SO MUCH INFORMATION
WHEN I FOUND OCCUPY BO...
Read the full transcript
Intro and OutroINTRO:
A wave of protests called the Occupy Movement is sweeping across the U.S. Annie Shreffler pays frequent visits to the Occupy Boston camp that got started near the end of September. She talked with Western Mass resident Corrie Garnet [[GAR net]] at the medic tent.OUTRO: