With the help of MoveOn.org, Nunda Township resident Nancy Peterson organized a demonstration in front of 16th District Congressman Don Manzullo’s Route 14 and Woodstock Street office Wednesday at noon.
As of Sunday, when I wrote this story, thirty-five people had signed up for the event.
Look at the photos McHenry County Blogs intrepid camerawomen took and estimate the number of people who found time to attend.
“Tax the Rich” and “Hands Off My Social Security and Medicare” were signs former Education Association of Round Lake President Kim Kirby unloaded from his car. He said he was representing the 10th District Progressive Democrats.
This grandmother and mother decided to bring the kids to see a bit of American democracy.
“We need more jobs not cuts. Good jobs now.” That was the message of this Lake in the Hills woman.
Above and below, you can see those carrying picket signs in from of Manzullo’s office from both the northwest and southeast.
There was one counter protestor. His name was Robert Vander Meir and he’s an Algonquin resident.
He engaged in lively talk with some of the MoveOn.org folks. He said that Stalin used the word “progressive” to mean “socialism.
Corporations came in for a hit in a sign in the photograph below.
Here’s another long short of the demonstrators:
An Asian-American held up another sign.
“10 years of tax cuts. Where are the jobs?”
That’s the sign being held up by the woman seen below:
Immigration seems to be the topic of the tee shirt in the center below. A translation in the comment section would be appreciated.
Algonquin’s Robert Waddell, Algonquin Precinct 41 Democratic Party Precinct Committeeman, brought a “Restore…Rebuild” poster with small print between the two large words.
I first found Waddell at the Patriots United Health Care Town Hall Meeting at the Holiday Inn. The activist also attended the Woodstock MoveOn.org rally in support of public union workers in Wisconsin.