22 March 2007

Disrupting Nancy Pelosi

Jodie Evans and Gayle Brandeis of CodePink

Back to my work PC for now.

Last weekend, CodePink disrupted speeches by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Hilda Solis here in Southern California, in order to pressure them to cut funding for W's disastrous war plans. The two who were at the front line were co-founder Jodie Evans and communications goddess Gayle Brandeis (who, of course, is my writing mentor).

Gayle's account of the event was posted at the CodePink website, and now has been picked up by a number of major progressive blogs, a check on her blog revealed.

The Democrats have been put in charge of Congress for a reason. The American people are sick and tired of W's war plans that lead nowhere, and do nothing to make America safer. Now, the Dems need to stand up to the popular sentiment and cut off funding for W's war schemes, and redirect it toward middle class tax relief, infrastructure improvements, or social programs. The Dems are scared of appearing weak on national defense, but it will be even worse to let the war go on unchecked, and leave domestic homeland security weak. Pressure tactics like this are a very good thing.

I look forward to a day when I will be in a better neighborhood with a better living arrangement, free to participate with the likes of CodePink and other great progressive groups. For now, the best I can do is to send my writing mentor warm wishes, as she keeps sending out more CodePink email alerts.