A protest planned for 4 p.m. at University of Pennsylvania will go on, despite rumors the subject of the rally won’t show.
“United States Rep. Eric Cantor was scheduled to speak at the Wharton School of Business today, but has canceled his speech after Keystone Progress and other major coalitions planned to demonstrate,” Keystone Progress says.
Cantor was scheduled to speak at the university’s Huntsman Hall, where hundreds of protesters were expected to speak out against what they call his “outdated belief in the ‘trickle down’ economic theory.
The Daily Pennsylvanian reports Cantor canceled after being informed last night that “the University of Pennsylvania was unable to ensure that the attendance policy previously agreed to could be met.” The the Office of the Majority Leader became aware last night that the first 300 people would be able to attend Cantor’s speech, regardless of their affiliation to the university.
Protect Your Care, Occupy Philadelphia, Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Virginia Organizing, Action United, SEIU PA State Council, Fight for Philly, Progress Now, AFSCME, NCPSSM and MoveOn.org are all expected to have representatives at the 4 p.m. protest.