Funeral for the Middle Class: Protest Eric Cantor

FUNERAL FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS: MONDAY, October 31st, 12:30 PM at the Michigan League

Download a flyer for the event. (Thanks to Jordan Adema from Occupy Ann Arbor for designing this great flyer!)

“Open invitation to all Zombie Banks to feast on the remains of the Middle Class”

After previously canceling a public appearance at the University of Pennsylvania because he was unwilling to face public criticism over his destructive votes on economic and social policy, U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor is now scheduled to speak at the Ford School of Policy on Monday, October 31st at 1:00 PM.

The Washtenaw County Community Action Team and Occupy Ann Arbor invite you to join us in a protest at Congressman Eric Cantor’s speech on campus to make visible the targets of his attacks on the social safety net and middle class and working families.

The Protest will have a Halloween theme, and will involve a theatrical “Funeral for the Middle Class” to highlight Eric Cantor’s continued attacks on our social safety net and the middle class.  Please come, and please come in a spooky costume.  Eric Cantor’s vision for our nation is SCARY!!!!!!

We will meet at 12:30 PM Monday October 31, at the Michigan League, 911 N. University Street, Ann Arbor.

How bad is Eric Cantor for Michigan’s and the Nation’s working and middle class families? Check out an excerpt of his voting record:

  • Voted “No” on $192 billion additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (July 2009)
  • Voted “No” on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (March 2009)
  • Voted “No” on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (January 2009)
  • Voted “No” on monitoring TARP funds to ensure mortgage relief. (January 2009)
  • Voted “No” on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (November 2007)
  • Voted “No” on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (November 2007)
  • Voted “No” on letting shareholders vote on executive compensation. (July 2009)
  • Voted “No” on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (March 2007)
  • Voted “No” on expanding the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (January 2009)
  • Voted “No” on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (March 2007)
  • Voted “No” on increasing the minimum wage to $7.25. (January 2007)

 Want to know what kind of enemy Eric Cantor is to women’s rights, immigrant’s rights, reproductive rights, energy policy, civil rights and maintaining the separation of church and state?

Just follow the link


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