Dozens of protestors were crowded onto the sidewalks at the busy intersection of Cobb Parkway and Aikers Mill Road Wednesday afternoon, drawing stares, honks and thumbs-up from passersby over their angry signs denouncing immigration reform. And few of these people are more angst-ridden about it than attorney Karen Sacandey.
“Oh, my gosh! Because Monday, they’re going to vote on the immigration bill that just cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 13-5 vote!” she exclaimed. “I don’t know what they’re drinking up in Washington, DC, but whatever they’re drinking; they need to quit drinking it.”
Protest organizer DA King, who put out the call to a number of groups about the demonstration and provided many of the signs protestors waved at passing cars, said they represent a number of groups that are trying to get a message to Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss: Vote no on immigration reform.
“The language (in this bill) is very, very clear. It is a swindle.”
And the people at this protest promised, if Georgia’s senators vote for it, they’ll do so at their own political peril.