Rep. John Larson, a 1st District Democrat and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, gave a shout-out Wednesday to the Occupy Wall Street protestors.

The still-evolving protest movement now in its third week, with demonstrators camped out in New York’s Financial District and addressing issues from the sour economy to the Afghanistan war. Larson applauded the mostly young disaffected protestors for “standing up for what they believe in.”

“In New York and across the country, thousands of Americans have taken to the streets, certain of the morality of their message: bringing fairness to Main Street,” Larson said in a statement Wednesday.
“The silent masses aren’t so silent anymore. They are fighting to give voice to the struggles that everyday Americans are going through.

The congressman also used the moment to make his own political pitch. “Now is the time for Congress to act to create jobs and provide hope to those whose courage of conviction takes them to the streets,” he said.

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