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Thom Tillis is the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate, running against Kay Hagan.  

However, yesterday he refused to meet with or talk to the peacefully gathered citizens who made an effort to meet him in his own office.  It would have taken no effort on his part--he was in the building at the time.

Sounds like Thom Tillis only wants to be the Senator for some of us.

As folks from North Carolina say, "Sounds like his mama didn't teach him no manners."

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In the early hours of this morning, fourteen protesters were arrested while sitting in Thom Tillis's office. They had been there for hours, praying and waiting patiently to see him.  Some of the protesters were clergy, while others were minimum wage workers at fast food restaurants. One had cervical cancer.

Nearly 20 protesters, described as "workers from McDonalds, Wendy's and Bojangles and clergy members" and dubbed the "Tillis 15," were removed from Tillis' office at about 1:45 a.m. They were handcuffed with plastic zip-ties and led out of the building one by one by General Assembly police.
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The protesters were exercising their right, given to them by the North Carolina Constitution, to meet with their elected representatives in the legislative building.  

When the protesters first gathered in his office, Thom Tillis was in the building but avoided his office and refused to meet with them.

Tillis, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate this year, was not in his office when the sit-in started Tuesday afternoon. He presided over the House session just across the hall, but when the House adjourned, did not return to his office or answer protester calls to meet with him.
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Anna Roberts, a spokeswoman for Tillis, declined to comment on the demonstration in the speaker's office and Tillis didn't respond to a phone message Tuesday evening.
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The peacefully gathered citizens were prepared to ask Mr. Tillis to support certain specific issues:
volunteers...planned to lobby individual lawmakers for an expansion of Medicaid, the restoration of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the extension of unemployment benefits, more money for teachers and public schools and stronger environmental regulation.
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Come to think of it, who can blame Thom Tillis for not wanting to respond to questions about why he doesn't support health care for all, a living wage, a good education, and clean air and water?

I'd run away if I were in his shoes as well.

Problem is, can you run away from your own people and run for Senate at the same time?

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