Sara Eisen lost her job when the advertising agency she worked for shut down unexpectedly a year ago. She hasn't found a job since, and she's collecting "peanuts" in unemployment insurance. Without her husband's income, she said, she'd never be able to get by.
Eisen knows that things are rough for people in all parts of the country, but she says New York City "has it the worst." She blames Mayor Michael Bloomberg for "the rampant unemployment, corporate greed and inability to collect unemployment benefits or health insurance."
Eisen has been to Occupy Wall Street a few times over the past two-and-a-half weeks, and she hopes the protest will attract attention to the problems in New York City -- and "force someone in Washington to notice how Bloomberg is ruining this town."
A social-media fueled plan to #OccupyWallStreet brought hundreds of protesters to Manhattan's financial center starting Saturday, Sept. 17.
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