BOSTON/Government Center - Over 50 members of the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants and several allied organizations held twin demonstrations outside the offices of Sens. John Kerry and Scott Brown on Tuesday - urging them to "tax the 1 percent and cut the Pentagon as the only way to create jobs and reduce the deficit without cutting vital programs for the poor and middle class."
The protest began outside Kerry's Bowdoin Square office then proceeded to Brown's Government Center office a short distance away. In each case, a giant "Valentine" outlining the organizers' positions was displayed and a representative of the relevant senator was invited to accept it. Kerry's staff declined to appear at the Bowdoin Square rally, but a representative from Brown's staff did come out and briefly address the demonstrators at the Government Center rally.