They weren't mad as hell, but they weren't going to take it anymore.
A group of protesters 20 strong assembled outside of Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen's office on Tuesday morning to urge the Congressman to push for a solution to the government shut down that that has disrupted the lives of citizens for two weeks.
Moreover, Morristown resident and Organizing for Action representative wanted Frelinghuysen to make good on his word.
"Rep. Frelinghuysen has indicated to constituents that he did not favor a shutdown of the government, that he believes the US should never default and should pay its bills on time and that he would vote
for a debt ceiling increase," Hurdman said. "Yet, despite voicing these positions
publicly, he has gone along with Boehner and the House Republicans at
According to Hurdman, the OFA-NJ volunteers were be out in the community with a simple message for Congress: re-open the government, pay our bills, and
get back to work with the business of growing the economy and strengthening the
"If Congressman Frelinghuysen is truly the reasonable person he
proclaims, why does he continue to stand why the radical element in his
party?" Hurdman said.
Larry Hirsch, a US Department of Housing and Development Employee was there to speak with Frelinghuysen as he is one of the furloughed employees who has "had to get creative" with his finances.
"We hear a lot of Republicans saying they are tired of this," the South Orange resident said. "We need them to stand up and demand a vote from their speaker."
According to Hurdman, the point of rallying in Morristown and speaking to the Frelinghuysen was to get their message to Washington.
"We're sending a message to Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party Republicans
who are sabotaging the economy," Hurdman said. "It's time that Congress stops the
shutdown, pays our country's bills, and gets back to the work of the