Principal Philip Michels and 2011 president of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles authored the article, "Citizens United: The Protest Version," published by the Advocate magazine. The article discussed the widely-publicized "Occupy Wall Street" movement, a protest on the burgeoning economic inequality in the U.S. and the inability of the conventional political process to lessen that inequality. Some of the concerns that have been expressed by protestors include rising unemployment, mounting consumer debts, shrinking opportunity and refusal of the banks and quasi government agencies to help refinance underwater home mortgages. Mr. Michels' explained, "Wall Street is the symbolic focus of the movement, the 'shadow of wealth, greed and thievery.'"