Groups plan protests as Corbett arrives in Philly

    No warm welcome for Tom Corbett in Philly today.

    The Pennsylvania governor is in town to address the Chamber of Commerce, and those unhappy with his budget cuts have protests planned to make his visit as uncomfortable as possible.
    Several city organizations and unions will be at the Prince Theater this afternoon for a human red carpet protest to “demonstrate how Tom Corbett, the Chamber of Commerce and the 1% are walking all over Philadelphia’s working and middle class.”

    Members of ACTION United, Decarcerate PA, Fight for Philly, Juntos, MoveOn, Neighborhood Networks, Occupy Philly, One Voice, PA Cares for All, Philadelphia Unemployment Project, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 668, SEIU Healthcare PA, SEIU Pennsylvania Joint Board, Teacher Action Group, OneVoice, Coalition Allied for Public Schools and the Youth Arts Self-Empowerment Project are expected to attend.

     

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