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.
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.
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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.