Petition Closed

On 08/14/12, Mitt Romney's campaign held a rally in Beallsville, OH during which miners from the Century Mine were used as a backdrop for Mr. Romney's campaign speech. Several of the workers complained to a local radio station, WWVA, that they had been coerced to attend the event, they had feared for their jobs if they did not attend, and that they had not received wages for the workday lost. The CFO of the corporation that owns the mine confirmed that attendance was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend, and that the workers were unpaid for that day (See Cleveland Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/08/coal_miners_lost_pay_when_mitt.html ). Moreover, it has been reported that at least some workers were forced to make contributions to the Romney campaign against their will (see http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/28/coal-miners-say-they-were-forced-to-attend-romney-event-and-donate/ ). In light of this, and their claim that they care about working class people, the Romney campaign should IMMEDIATELY return ALL contributions made by Century Mine employees and those made at the Beallsville, OH rally.

Letter to
Romney Campaign Headquarters, 585 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Romney Campaign Headquarters, 585 Commercial St, Boston, MA 02109.

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Return donations from Century Mine workers & 8/14 Beallsville Rally

On 08/14/12, Mitt Romney's campaign held a rally in Beallsville, OH during which miners from the Century Mine were used as a backdrop for Mr. Romney's campaign speech. Several of the workers complained to a local radio station, WWVA, that they had been coerced to attend the event, they had feared for their jobs if they did not attend, and that they had not received wages for the workday lost. The CFO of the corporation that owns the mine confirmed that attendance was mandatory, but no one was forced to attend, and that the workers were unpaid for that day (See Cleveland Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2012/08/coal_miners_lost_pay_when_mitt.html ). Moreover, it has been reported that at least some workers were forced to make contributions to the Romney campaign against their will (see http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/28/coal-miners-say-they-were-forced-to-attend-romney-event-and-donate/ ). In light of this, and their claim that they care about working class people, the Romney campaign should IMMEDIATELY return ALL contributions made by Century Mine employees and those made at the Beallsville, OH rally.
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Sincerely,