THEY’RE PROTESTING CONGRESSMAN GENE GREEN!

HERE’S THE PRESS RELEASE SENT TO LOCAL NEWS MEDIA WHICH READS LIKE A PERSONAL EMAIL!


Representatives from a number of Houston organizations held a press conference and rally near Congressman Gene Green’s east Houston office today, after being prevented from holding a press conference on the property where his office is.

The group at the press conference included religious, community, educational, and labor leaders, teachers and students, environmentalists, scientists, health professionals, and small business owners.

Following the event, one of the attendees tried to deliver a letter to Rep. Green’s office stating her concerns, but was prevented from even going up to the office by the building security guard.

See the whole story, with photo, on the Houston Indymedia Center web site at http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2009/05/67303.php

Thanks to Colleen for sending me the photo, that C. Lee took with her camera (thanks, C. Lee, too).  There were also some other folks there, who apparently did not want to be in the photo.

After the press conference, several people commented that someone should run against Gene Green next year.  Who lives in his district and is interested?  (I’m in another district.)


Just to let you know what a few determined people can do, even without much money — About 15-20 years ago, a friend ran against Rep. Mike Andrews when he kept snubbing the group we had, about an environmental issue.  My friend ran a shoestring campaign, spending less than $5000, but got over 25% of the vote in the Dem. primary.  That apparently scared Andrews quite a bit, and he completely reversed himself and helped us get much of what we wanted.  We could do the same thing with Green, too, if he keeps voting the way his big business supporters want.  But maybe with some encouragement and lots of phone calls from all of you, we won’t have to do that.

Bill Crosier