Mitt Romney recently said, “When a young person makes the honor roll, I know it took a bus to get to school, but I don’t give a bus driver credit for the honor roll.”
So on Thursday, August 30 – the day that Romney accepted the Republican nomination for President, SEIU Local 500 members turned out in support of bus drivers and working people everywhere to march outside of the Montgomery County GOP Headquarters.
Their message to Romney was simple: Bus drivers count, too!
Thirty-five activists came out at 10:30 am that morning and marched up and down the sidewalk, receiving considerable support from passing drivers. At the end, a small group walked up to the Montgomery County GOP offices to express their disappointment that the Republican standard bearer would run by putting down the people parents entrust to get their kids safely to school.
To read more about the event, visit http://rockville.patch.com/articles/bus-drivers-to-romney-we-don-t-like-your-attitude
Peter Adams, a retired SEIU Local 500 member, spoke out in defense of bus drivers against Romney’s insults (click on the image to watch the video).