Activism Justice Obama

Action: Welcome Obama, urge him to RELEASE BRADLEY MANNING, Friday, February 17, 11 a.m., Downtown Bellevue

President Obama will be in Bellevue this Friday, 2/17.  

Please join members of the Eastside peace and justice community to urge Obama to release Bradley Manning.
Please also  bring your “NO WAR in IRAN” banners, your “Reinstate Glass-Steagle”, “Get $ out of Politics” signs, and your “Justice Party for Rocky Anderson” banners, etc.
Who:  We the people, Obama, and the press
What: Let Obama know that we the people have unmet demands
Where: NE 8th and Bellevue Way.  We may migrate down to the Westin.
When: Friday, February 17, 11:00 a.m. until around 12:30.
How: Metro Transit is just about two blocks away from this action.
Also: Many OS people will gather at the Downtown Bellevue Park at 4th and Bellevue Way, so expect a good party.
Hope to see you there!

Politics Northwest | Obama to attend fundraisers at Costco founder’s home & Bellevue Westin | Seattle Times NewspaperFebruary 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM

More details of President Obama’s Feb 17 Seattle visit are emerging.

In addition to an as-yet unspecific official event, Obama will attend two political fundraisers, according to his campaign.

The first is a $17,900-per-person brunch at the Medina home of Jeff and Susan Brotman.

The Brotmans are one of the area’s best-known power couples and longtime Democratic patrons. He is best known as co-founder of Costco Wholesale; she is a former Nordstrom executive active in philanthropy. They hosted First Lady Michelle Obama at their home in 2010.

The brunch will be followed by a $1,000-a-person fundraising lunch at the Bellevue Westin. Donors can pay $5,000 for a photo reception with the president.

Local indie-folk band The Head and the Heart will perform at the Bellevue luncheon.

The money raised by the events will be divided between Obama’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.



One Reply to “Action: Welcome Obama, urge him to RELEASE BRADLEY MANNING, Friday, February 17, 11 a.m., Downtown Bellevue

  1. See you there! Bring stuff for a picnic lunch!!!

    Get The Money Out of Politics Free Lunch – Occupy Election Fundraising
    Friday February 17th, 2012 – Bellevue Washington
    Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 Northeast 4th Street

    President Barrack Obama will be in Bellevue collecting a wheelbarrow of money. – The Election Money Lunch with President Barrack Obama is sold out. So we have decided to have a free lunch for all of us unable to attend the election money lunch.

    Peoples Picnic for the 99%
    An alternative to President Obama’s fundraiser luncheon in Bellevue
    Friday February 17, 12-3 PM
    Bellevue Way and 4th Ave NE

    For people who don’t have a few thousand spare dollars for lunch, we are offering a Peoples Picnic for the 99%. Don’t let income inequality get you down! You can get into our event for $0 per (paper) plate, and we invite you to be a guest speaker for two-minutes at our citizens speak out on how money in politics has affected them personally. Small contributions will offset picnic costs, and canned food will be delivered to the embattled Seattle port truckers who are on strike. Our picnic fare will include rice and beans provided by Food Not Bombs, and bologna sandwiches (Baloney in honor of what we get when big money runs elections).

    Please RSVP here to let us know you’re attending:

    President Obama, who is having a more typical fundraiser lunch across the street at the Bellevue Westin for people who can afford the high admission fee, is also invited to attend our event and make good on his claims to want to hear the concerns of all Americans. Whether he shows up or not, everyone’s invited to come on stage to talk about how well they feel our current election process is serving them, and offer ideas for improving the system.

    Barack Obama is having lunch with supporters on Friday, February 17th in Bellevue. The fact that in order to win a Presidential election, candidates (including a president who should be working on other things) must spend their time collecting election money that demands influence, – and that does not listen to those who do not have money and influence, – showcases how poorly our political system serves its citizens, and how well it serves the rich and influential.

    Occupy The Government!
    (because they already are – $1000 a plate and up, and it’s sold out!
    Sold out. Sold out. at $1000 a plate… c’mon down, and eat across the street for free!).

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