Russell Simmons made an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night where he discussed his Occupy the Dream movement and putting action behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.
It was MLK's legacy that inspired Russell to help organize Occupy the Dream, a new offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Dr. King started the Poor People’s Campaign in November 1967 with the goal of confronting Congress about what he saw as its “hostility to the poor” while lobbying for an Economic Bill of Rights.
Simmons decries a prison-industrial complex and states, “All of what promotes inequality — economic inequality — is the money in Washington.”
Simmons argues for a constitutional amendment to stop the flow of money in politics, saying, “We want the politicians to work for us, not [the lobbyists].”
SOURCE: Countdown With Keith Olbermann