WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may be skipping this year's annual gathering of central bank policymakers in Wyoming, but a group of demonstrators will be making their second appearance at the elite gathering. And this year they will be conducting their own teach-in aimed at convincing the Fed that it should not be raising interest rates at its September meeting.
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The Fed Up coalition, made up of community activist groups, has rented a conference room in the same hotel where the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank will be holding its annual Jackson Hole conference starting Thursday.
The group says it will bring in low-wage workers from around the country who are struggling to make ends meet to emphasize the need for the Fed to do more to attack income inequality.