Working People Arrested for Attempting to Hold Sen. Susan Collins Accountable for Anti-Worker Tax Vote

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By Kenneth Quinnell

Maine protestors

Working People Arrested for Attempting to Hold Sen. Susan Collins Accountable for Anti-Worker Tax Vote

Sarah Bigney

On Monday, five working people were arrested in Bangor, Maine, after they refused to leave Sen. Susan Collins’ office until she committed to opposing the horrible tax legislation passed by the Senate last week.

The working people staged a sit-in at Collins’ office after she voted in favor of the Republican tax bill. The protesters were later arrested for not leaving the office. Here is their story, as told through Sarah Bigney’s Twitter:

Breaking: A group of workers have notified @SenatorCollins staff that they are not leaving her Bangor Office until she commits To oppose the tax scam. #mepolitics #peoplesfilibuster pic.twitter.com/pCThPro76d

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

Jim , a retiree who depends on Medicare, is afraid that the tax cuts for the rich will jeopardize his health care #mepolitics @SenatorCollins pic.twitter.com/we06AxZcZ3

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

We are occupying @SenatorCollins Bangor Office asking her to oppose the #GOPtaxscam @erinrn01 @MeNursesUnion @NationalNurses #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/9InjgT7YA8

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

We are not leaving until @SenatorCollins commits to oppose. This tax plan hurts Maine working families #mepolitics Stop the #GOPtaxscam pic.twitter.com/RmvHoUQs4f

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

An electrician, a nurse, a senior all know the #GOPtaxscam will devestate our country. We can’t let this stand. #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/qttpYXp4Df

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

Police have notified us that if we don’t leave at 5pm , we will be charged with trespass and arrested. #mepolitics #GOPtaxscam.
Not leaving until Collins meets with us and agrees to stand up for the working class

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

Under the #GOPTaxScam, teachers will no longer be able to deduct the school supplies they buy for their classrooms with their own money, but millionaires get tax breaks. #thatsmessedup #mepolitics @SenatorCollins

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

Police notified us we have until 530. Still no word from @SenatorCollins about which side she is on: the ultra wealthy and CEOs, or Maine working people. #goptaxscam #mepolitics pic.twitter.com/LzErmZ45Tg

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

Erin is a nurse and she is here because the #GOPTaxScam will hurt her patients. #mepolitics @MeNursesUnion @NationalNurses @AFLCIO pic.twitter.com/DPnVuRDZrv

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

Nick Paquet, electrician from Benton and father of 4. “How much more do the Waltons need? This is ludicrous.” #mepolitics @SenatorCollins #GOPtaxScam pic.twitter.com/hL6sgzcU2P

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

The staff for @SenatorCollins are backtracking on their pledge to have us arrested, appear to not want the bad press, maybe they know they don’t have the support of the public on giving tax cuts to the rich? #mepolitics #GOPTaxScam pic.twitter.com/EcjatAHpzn

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

We can hear the DC staff of @SenatorCollins screaming at local police over the speaker phone in the back office, arguing about what to do with us. Don’t want a bad news cycle? #mepolitics

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 4, 2017

We were arrested by @BANGORPOLICE, booked at Penobscot Co Jail, and released on bail. Our economy is rigged against working people and the #GOPTaxScam will make it much worse. We call on @SenatorCollins to oppose it. Thanks for the support! #mepolitics @erinrn01 pic.twitter.com/IkbIK15phW

— Sarah Bigney (@sarahBMaine) December 5, 2017

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 12/06/2017 – 12:07

Source: AFL-CIO

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