Unemployed D.C. Residents Occupy Sen. Mitch McConnell's Office

Demand an audience with the Senator

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011  |  Updated 2:34 PM EDT
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D.C. residents hold a sit-in at the office of Sen. Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill. Video from ThisIsOurDC.org.

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D.C. residents hold a sit-in at the office of Sen. Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill. Video from ThisIsOurDC.org.

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A group of 30 unemployed D.C. residents have occupied the D.C. office of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, demanding an audience with the Republican lawmaker.

The group, Our DC, advocates for the unemployed and the underemployed.

An organizer told News4 the group was there "to tell the Senator their pain, their falling off the edge, and to urge him to support job creating legislation."

Specifically, the group wants the Kentucky senator to support President Obama's Rebuild America Jobs Act, a multi-part plan to spark employment that includes increased taxes on high earners.  Republican leadership has signaled their opposition to such a measure.

The senator's office acknowledged the presence of protesters in their office today.  The group vows not to leave until they meet with Sen. McConnell face-to-face.

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