Rock the Capital [of Pennsylvania]

I’ve told you about Operation Clean Sweep before (here and here). Now it’s time to Rock the Capital.

"The ‘Rock the Capital’ rally scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2005, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm is being sponsored by ten broad-based organizations. According to rally coordinator Eric Epstein, speakers, music and a visual feast of political props will be featured before citizens enter the Capitol to meet and greet their representatives."

"Bob Durgin from WHP Radio in Harrisburg will broadcast live from the Capitol Steps from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Durgin will display and deliver petitions with more than 117,000 signatures opposing the pay raise during his live broadcast."

"Barry Kauffman, Executive Director of Common Cause/Pennsylvania said, ‘The Independence Day Weekend Payjacking was a wake-up call. This is not an antigovernment rally — actually it is just the opposite. For our representative democracy to survive and thrive it must be open, it must be accountable, and it must be responsive to the citizens. Today, it is none of these things.’"

"William J. Parker, President of the Pennsylvania Club for Growth, a grassroots political action committee that supports conservative economic ideals added, ‘The definition integrity is doing the right thing when no one is looking. The definition of arrogance is doing the wrong thing when everyone is looking. The definition of insanity is acting as if your arrogance has some sort of integrity. I guess that makes our law makers insanely arrogant.’"

Comments 2

  1. howard wrote:

    I went to the local Bucks County meeting last week, and I was impressed by the cross-section of political thought that was represented, as well as by the effectiveness of the group’s focus (zooming in on the pay issue, and not letting other issues divide the campaign). It’s by far the most non-partisan atmosphere I’ve ever encountered at a decidedly political event.

    There were about fifteen of us at a relatively non-hyped local gathering, but from what I hear the western part of the state has really been on fire about this issue, so a more centrally-located event like the one in Harrisburg is bound to get a good turnout. Several of the folks at the local meeting were discussing plans to attend.

    Posted 22 Sep 2005 at 9:23 am
  2. Ol'Froth wrote:

    Throw them all out!

    Posted 25 Sep 2005 at 3:31 am

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