Updated 6:10pm: Forced to leave the office by Sen. McConnell’s staff.
Updated 5:00pm: Still waiting….
Updated 3:48pm: Pizza arriving from the a twitter supporter to OurDC members in Sen. McConnell’s office.
Updated 2:13 pm: NBC Washington: Unemployed D.C. Residents Occupy Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Office
WELOVEDC: Occupy McConnell
ThinkProgress.org PROTESTERS OCCUPY MITCH MCCONNELL’S OFFICE
Updated 1:50pm: Coverage from ROLLCALL: Protesters Stage Sit-In In McConnell’s Office
WTOP: DC residents storm Senate minority leader’s office
WJLA: OurDC stages lobbying sit-in at McConnell’s Senate office
Updated 12:26 pm: Video
More than 20 District residents entered Sen. McConnell’s office shortly after 10 a.m. this morning pledging to remain until the Senate Minority Leader grants a face-to-face meeting on the Rebuild America Act. As the Senate prepares for a critical vote on the $50 billion infrastructure spending bill. OurDC members are lobbying senators via cell phone from Sen.McConnell’s office.
The legislation calls for immediate highway and transit investments of at least $387.3 million in the District of Columbia that could support approximately 5,000 local jobs.
OurDC will provide Twitter updates @thisisourdc and phone interviews on the sit-in as it progresses to news organizations as the Senate prepares to vote on this portion of the American Jobs Act.