Keystone Progress invites Eric Cantor to speak after he canceled Penn appearance

    Keystone Progress says it’ll give Eric Cantor a second chance after the U.S. rep. canceled a speaking appearance at the University of Pennsylvania last week.

    The House Majority Leader was due at Penn to discuss his trickle-down economic theory, and Keystone Progress, among others, were going to protest. Cantor backed out after he learned his speech would be open to the public.

    “More than 500 working and unemployed Pennsylvanians came to Penn last Friday because we want solutions to high unemployment and our broken economy,” Keystone Progress Executive Director Michael Morrill said in a release. 

    “We were hoping to hear that Rep. Cantor would provide some serious proposals. We were disappointed that Cantor chose not to present those ideas to us. We’re inviting back to Philadelphia to present those ideas.”


    Cantor will be invited to the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit in Philadelphia in February.

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