VIRGINIA ORGANIZING RICHMOND CHAPTER PROTESTS AT ONE OF U.S. REP. CANTOR'S OFFICES
For Immediate Release: October 6, 2012
Richmond, VA: On Saturday morning, members of the Richmond Chapter of Virginia Organizing met outside of U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor's office to ask the Congressman to meet with constituents and represent the best interests of those in his district. Representative Cantor has become a powerful figure in Washington, but refuses to meet with constituents from Congressional District 7. Virginia Organizing wants Rep. Cantor to hold an open town hall meeting where constituents can ask questions, instead of the closed, invite-only meetings he has been having with supporters.
Lillie A. Estes, a Virginia Organizing leader, said, "I'm out here today to tell Rep. Cantor to be more responsive to his constituents. One of the ways he can do this is to schedule a vote on the jobs bill and put more Americans back to work."
Another Virginia Organizing leader, Steve Wurfel, said, "I think it's important for all our representatives to hear what we have to say. Even if Rep. Cantor doesn't agree with what we want for Virginia, I think it's important that he at least listen to us."
To speak to a protest participant or Virginia Organizing spokesperson, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional photos and video available upon request.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.