Teachers and First Responders to Protest Sen. Scott Brown Appearance in Danvers, MA

Posted by erik devaney

Courtesy of the Associated Press

At 6 p.m. this evening, demonstrators will gather outside of the Co Co Key Hotel in Danvers to protest an appearance by Senator Scott Brown (R-MA). Brown is making the trip to Danvers to serve as the keynote speaker for the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner.

Teachers and first responders – as well as community activists and unemployed workers – will be showing up outside the Danvers hotel not to protest the Chamber, but to protest Brown’s recent vote to block the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act.

Last week, Brown joined all 46 other Republican members of the Senate in opposing the act, which was the first stand-alone measure to be salvaged from President Obama’s failed jobs bill.

The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act would have provided $30 billion for creating or protecting nearly 400,000 education jobs, as well as $5 billion for keeping thousands of police and firefighters on the job. To pay for the plan, a 0.5 percent surtax would have been imposed on individuals — and married couples filing jointly — who make in excess of 1$ million in modified adjusted gross income each year.

“Once again, Scott Brown is standing in the way of creating real jobs to help thousands of unemployed workers in Massachusetts and across the country,” said Lynn firefighter, Matthew Reddy.

Reddy continued, “Now it’s time for Brown to explain to his constituents why there will be fewer firefighters ready to protect our communities. It’s time for him to explain why he is putting first responders and teachers out of work in order to protect tax breaks for billionaires and big oil.”

The Co Co Key Hotel, where this evening’s demonstration will take place, is located on 50 Ferncroft Road in Danvers.

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