Youth climate activists and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement are joining forces in St. Louis to rally outside a high-dollar fundraiser attended by President Barack Obama. “About fifty young voters who campaigned for President Obama in 2008 plan to attend the rally hosted by Washington University’s Green Action, a student environmental group. Members of Occupy STL, the group that has been protesting in front of the Federal Building in support of those in New York City, also plan to be part of the rally.” The activists will challenge Obama to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Occupy STL is camping out in front of Kiener Plaza, and negotiating with police to maintain their presence.
Tea Party activists also plant to protest Obama’s “crony socialist mega-fundraiser.”