Here we are (35 of us) at Congressman Hagedorn’s office in the Brett’s building for our regular weekly visit to share our concerns about the humanitarian crisis at the border. When we got there, Brett’s building employees warned us that we would not be able to go up as a group, they called the police on us (police said we were not doing anything wrong), building employees insisted on escorting us to the office in groups, and then they locked the door.
Hagedorn office staff said they would limit us to 15 minutes *total for our whole group* in future and blamed us for disrupting their work day. This *is* their work. Their job is to serve constituents. We are constituents. How dare they use a privately owned office building to clamp down on our democratic rights.