Here's the video of yesterday's visits to the Illinois delegations:
Thank you to Stand Up Chicago for the video and for being here. While occupying Kirk's lobby, they used the time to hold a teach-in/discussion about the economy and the issues behind this week of action. After discussing the role of banks and how foreclosures are ruining their neighborhoods (every single person in the room had at least one foreclosed property on their block; one had 7 in her immediate vicinity), you should have heard the room explode when someone read out Kirk's committee assignments: Appropriations and Banking, Housing and Urban Development.
"You mean he can do something about this and he's not doing it?!" was the gist of the outrage. Many of them had tried to meet with Kirk at his home district office. "We got rejected three times and came all the way to DC to meet with him, and he still won't meet with us." By that time we already knew he was hiding out in the back.
In a couple hours we head to K Street. Follow the action on Twitter #99indc.