Wednesday evening, over 200 folks showed up at the Holiday Inn in Midlothian, hoping to speak with Eric Cantor about our country’s job crisis at his closed “Advisory Council” campaign event. Instead, hotel management evicted the group from the premises and called the Chesterfield Police Department to ensure none of the group returned to the premises.
Congressman Cantor has refused to meet with unemployed constituents who have requested meetings with him during the almost 5 weeks Congress has been in recess. He has held no public town hall meetings. When confronted with our Jobs Rally Wednesday evening, Cantor told reporters he found those unemployed constituents to be a distraction.
For more coverage check out these links:
Richmond Times Dispatch: About 200 rally outside Cantor event in Midlothian
Richmond Times Dispatch: Video: Protestors voice desire for jobs, frustration with Cantor
NBC 12: Cantor on Protestors
CBS 6: Large protest outside Cantor meeting in Chesterfield
Daily Kos: Police remove Eric Cantor protesters from a hotel ballroom they rented
Blue Virginia: Video: Cantor’s Constituents Kicked Out, Rally in Parking Lot to Demand Action on Jobs
Think Progress: Holiday Inn Abruptly Ejects Progressive Groups Who Reserved Space For Jobs Rally In Same Hotel As Cantor Event