At 10:30 this morning, elected officials and neighborhood civic leaders began marching 11 miles from 181st and St. Nicholas down to Zuccotti Park, in an event dubbed "End to End for 99%" that seeks to link the communities of Northern Manhattan and the Bronx with the movement in Lower Manhattan. "Our communities have been devastated by the economic assault on middle class and poor families, even as Wall Street has enjoyed a historic financial bonanza," State Senator Adriano Espaillat said in a statement. "We're marching for jobs, we're marching for affordable housing, we're marching for the millionaire's tax," city councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez says.

A continuation of the "Millionaire's Tax" is supported by 72% of New Yorkers according to recent polling, although Governor Cuomo opposes it because he claims it affects singles and couples making $200K and $300K respectively, and he believes millionaires will just take their money and head to Connecticut. But the bill as proposed by Speaker Sheldon Silver only affects those making over $1 million, and studies have shown that wealthy people don't just pick up and leave when confronted with higher taxes.

"We're proud to stand with our brothers and sisters from diverse communities around New York," Occupy Wall Street volunteer Tyler Combelic says. "We know that communities of color have been especially hard hit by a system that promotes inequality and punishes everyday Americans in favor of big banks and the corporate elite."