We took our message directly to Bain Capital headquarters and the Romney presidential campaign headquarters, taking over the streets of Boston to reject the Romney Economy. OurDC members joined workers at companies owned by Bain Capital, including several of the Sensata workers slated to lose their jobs to outsourcing later this year.
The noontime effort began with flyers being handed out on downtown streets. It ended with a massive banner drop across the street from Romney’s National Campaign Headquarters.
A crowd of over 200 supporters joined Bain workers Libya Wilson and Simara Martinez, Boston City Council members, and Sensata workers Dot Turner and Mary Jo Kerr for a spirited and emotional rally just before the demonstration moved from a downtown park to Romney Headquarters.
Sensata worker Mary Jo talked about losing her job to a worker in China. Bain Capital is closing her manufacturing plant and outsourcing her job. “Romney doesn’t understand people like us, who can’t afford to help our families,” said Mary Jo.
Councilor Felix Arroyo called out Romney’s record as Governor of Massachusetts, “If Romney knows how to create jobs, why was Massachusetts ranked 47th in the nation in job creation when he was Governor?”
Following the rally, OurDC members, Bain workers, and Sensata workers dropped a 3-story banner from a parking garage across the street from the Romney National Campaign Headquarters that read “Stop the Romney Bain Economy!”