The city of Louisville has a history of social activism dating back beyond the civil rights movement up to the present day. Louisvillians don’t seem to have a problem speaking their minds when the time comes so when Occupy Louisville decided to have their say about Mitch McConnell and his agenda, they gathered downtown in front of the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse yesterday to say it.
Because social justice groups consider Kentucky’s senior senator the “Voice of the 1%,” Louisville activists wanted to make sure McConnell hears their concerns about the fiscal cliff debate and his insistence on protecting upper income tax cuts at the expense of social safety net programs. More groups than Occupy Louisville showed up and each got a moment to let their voice ring out. They even sang protest carols like “The 12 Acts of McConnell” which included lyrics like “the 4th Act hurts our seniors/but he gets his pills for free” and “he even filibustered himself.” See the scenes from the demonstration below.
- Join me as I “shine a light” on Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- I’M SHOCKED – SHOCKED THAT SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL IS THE MOST UNPOPULAR SENATOR IN THE COUNTRY! (bonjublog.com)
- Mitch McConnell: The most unpopular man in the Senate (tv.msnbc.com)
- McConnell suggests Obama ‘manufactured’ poll to make him ‘most unpopular’ senator (rawstory.com)
- Senate Hits New Low as Mitch McConnell Filibusters Himself (gawker.com)
- “Seriously?”: Mitch McConnell’s Vision Of A Compromise (mykeystrokes.com)
- Could Ashley Judd beat Mitch McConnell? (politico.com)