Last night, Congress voted to end the government shutdown following two weeks of protests held around the country byAi??PCCC members and local activists to hold their Republican representatives responsible for the shutdown.
Our events took place in front of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Louisville office, Rep. Sean Duffy’s (R-WI) Hudson office, Rep. Andy Barr’s (R-KY) Lexington office, Rep. Pat Meehan’s (R-PA) Springfield office, Rep. Lee Terry’s (R-NE) Omaha office, Rep. Jackie Walorski’s (R-IN) Mishawaka office, Rep. Daniel Webster’s (R-FL) Winter Garden office, and Rep. Mike Coffman’s (R-CO) Aurora office.
5 of these 8 Republicans changed their vote and supported yesterday’s deal to end the shutdown.
Check out some of the media coverage and photos from our events pressuring Republicans below.
The events were coordinated with the help of our allies at Democracy for America, AFGE, AFL-CIO, Kentucky Jobs with Justice, Louisville Young Democrats, Progressives United, MoveOn.org, CREDO Action, USAction, and Center for Community Change.
Pressuring Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-7)Ai??”Protesters stood in the pouring rain outside Rep. Pat Meehan’s Springfield officeAi??Friday…Their message to the Republican congressman from Delaware County: You’re vulnerable, and don’t forget it.Ai??Only 28 percent of voters in Meehan’s moderate district think he’s doing a good job.” — Philly.com
Pressuring Rep. Daniel Webster (FL-10)Ai??”Angry constituents gathered outside Rep. Daniel Websterai??i??s (R-FL) Winter Garden officeAi??on Friday, to demand that he votes to end the government shutdown” — West OrlandoAi??News
Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07)Ai??”30 constituents protested outside Duffy’s Hudson officeThursdayAi??to demand that he vote to end the government shutdown…The event was led by local members of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.” –Ai??Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02)Ai??”Progressive reps seeking end to shutdown to gather at Walorskiai??i??s office” –Ai??ElkHart Truth
Rep. Lee Terry (NE-02)Ai??”About 50 people gathered outside Nebraskaai??i??s 2nd District Congressman Lee Terryai??i??s office in Omaha today to voice their concerns about the federal government shutdown.” — Nebraska RadioAi??Network
Pressuring Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY)Ai??Kentuckians “ralliedAi??FridayAi??outside U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnellai??i??s office to call for an end to the 11-day-old government shutdown…50 people attended the rally that was organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.” — Louisville Courier-Journal