Dozens Line Convention Center to Protest Governor's Policies

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

Club 20 members weren't the only ones who were disappointed Governor Ritter had to cancel his trip to Grand Junction Saturday.

Dozens of protesters lined 1st Street, just outside the Two Rivers Convention Center, right around the noon when the Governor was slated to speak there.

The group says Ritter's policies -- particularly controversial new oil and gas rules -- have hurt Western Slope businesses and have cost people their jobs and homes.

Even though they weren't able to send their message to the Governor, they say they hope they got the attention of Grand Valley residents.

"We're hoping to get more people interested and to get out and say what they think and feel," said protester Sharon Wobick. "Too many people have been complacent and just sit and let everything go."

The group says it will hold another rally and a tea party on April 15th at Lincoln Park barn.

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