Sunday, February 12, 2017
Pelosi's Home is Site of Robust People's Town Hall
On a brisk and sunny San Francisco Saturday, February 11th, about 75 activists gathered outside of Rep. Nancy Pelosi's mansion in San Francisco for a lively 90-minute direct democracy action.
Speakers included ordinary citizens new to street activism and seasoned political organizers. Many folks were from the San Francisco Berniecrats, the No Dakota Access Pipeline network and the People's Town Hall Project.
"Pelosi hasn't held a town hall since 2006 so we took it upon ourselves to show her how to conduct a forum in her district. If she can stage a scripted town hall on CNN in Washington, she must also hold weekly listening sessions with we, the people and her constituents," said Brandon Harami, one of the organizers of today's action.
"When Pelosi finally hosts a town hall in San Francisco, I will be there to say she doesn't represent her constituents when she accepts money from Wall Street financiers," said Claire Lau, another of the organizers.
This is the third such town hall organized by the People's Town Hall Project, and the first at Pelosi's home.
Join us on "Not My President's Day," February 20th at 3:00 pm, as we revisit both Feinstein's and Pelosi's mansions in Pacific Heights and demand they hold formal town halls.
Please watch the video of the Pelosi home visit here: https://www.facebook.com/seejake/videos/10158434301175647/
More info: https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesTownHall/