Corbett and Christie Coming to Philly; Protesters Await
Remember when Gov. Corbett came to Philadelphia to speak at a local school, only didn’t because education activists were there waiting to protest him? That was awesome.
Anyway: Here he comes again! And he’s bringing a friend, City Paper reports.
Activists say that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will join Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett this Monday at the Union League in Center City Philadelphia.
The Republican Governors Association, a group led by Christie that raises money for Republican candidates, seems to be organizing the event to support Corbett’s beleaguered reelection campaign. Christie’s office referred City Paper to Republican Governors Association spokesperson Jon Thompson. He declined to provide any details on a Philadelphia event.
And yes, expect protesters:
These Governors both stand for policies that enrich corporations at the expense of working people, for cutting back on public education and health care., for privatizing schools and public services, for disempowering and impoverishing communities of color. They both need to be held to account.
It all goes down at 4 p.m. Monday at the Union League.