SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Wednesday, vigils took place across the country to protest cutting of major government programs.
The protests are called Brown Bag Lunch Vigils, because they take their lunch break to talk to the public and tell Congress about protecting the middle and low income classes.
Wednesday afternoon, there were around 20 people standing outside of old Federal Building in Springfield with flyers and signs. The group Progressive Democrats of America chose Senator John Kerry's office because he will be voting on the supercommittee to reduce the deficit.
Lunch vigil protests possible cuts: wwlp.com
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