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The announcement from the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO states: “Join us as we hold a candlelight vigil at the Greenbelt office of Congressman Steny Hoyer. A showdown is taking place in Washington. Some lawmakers are pushing to grant more tax cuts for the richest 2 percent of Americans – at a cost of $ 1 trillion over ten years – while cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits under the guise of a manufactured fiscal crisis. Working people need MORE economic security, not LESS. We need to reject these proposals and hold Congress accountable. And working families are already mobilizing. Events are being held across the country to tell members of Congress: No More Tax Cuts for the Richest 2 percent; No Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”
The candlelight vigil takes place outside of Congressman Steny Hoyer’s Greenbelt office in the federal courthouse on Cherrywood Lane. Several organizations are present. On the right is Bob Ross, president of the Prince George’s County, Maryland branch of the NAACP.
It is a beautiful autumn day on election day 2012. I visited Greenbelt’s five polling places at the Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt Elementary School, Springhill Lake Elementary School, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and Turning Point Academy.
From right Stan Zirkin, Sharon Anderson, and Ashley Landreth are the first in line at the Greenbelt Community Center polling place at 6 a.m. They wait an hour outside before the door opens at 7 a.m.