"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.’"