March on Congress
Well, overall I think it went pretty well.
It was a hot, humid day reaching about 100 degrees and being in the sun sure wore a lot of us out!
We didn’t have a lot of people there, but they were sure dedicated!
And we did make our point.
On our first day, we made numerous signs and stood right next to Independence St, holding various signs for the cars passing by. Things like: “If Congress won’t read the bills, WE WILL,” “Can’t Read? Neither can Congress.” “Go to HonorInOffice.org,” “One subject per bill,” and so on.
Jerrol personally, went to about 200 of the congressional offices. His pitch always included, “we want to see the absolute final versions of the bills well before the vote, so that we can see what Congress is up to”. And “we don’t want Congress bundling bills the way Wall Street bundles securities.” Though respectful, he conveyed that attitude that “you work for the American people.”
800 congressional cards for the people responsible for legislative reform were obtained.
There is a lot more work to do! But now these folks know there is another group out there which growing in ranks and is not pleased with their antics, wanting greater transparency in legislative process BEFORE the vote.