Cindy Sheehan Denounces Opponent for Putting Corporate Interests Ahead of the Will of the Voters in Pushing for Failed Bailout
Today, Cindy Sheehan, candidate for Congress, denounced Nancy Pelosi (D-SF) for her support of the now-failed "bailout for Corporate America." Sheehan also kept up her call for a progressive and comprehensive "bottom up" plan that gets to the heart of the economic crisis and addresses the needs of everyday Americans struggling to make ends meet.
"My opponent Nancy Pelosi works for the corporate interests. She put this bill forward and voted against the will of her district," Sheehan said. "Thankfully my opponent wasn't able to get the votes she needed in her own House to get it to pass. I am heartened that 'We the People' won the first round in the corporate bailout of irresponsible and greedy bankers."
If passed, the staggering $700 billion proposed bailout would have cost each and every American more than $2,300.
A soon-to-be released Zogby poll found that nearly 41% of registered voters in California's 8th Congressional District think that they now are worse off financially than they were two years ago. The poll, conducted from September 24 through September 25, also found that Pelosi's popularity is waning among her constituents, showing that she has seen an 18% drop in voter support since California's June primary. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 5.0 percentage points. According to a May Field Poll, only 30% of California voters approved of Pelosi's performance, while 39% disapproved.
Sheehan for Congress is offering several platforms where people can get their voices heard about the economic crisis and send a strong message to Pelosi that Congress needs to bail out hard-working men and women by paying their accumulated personal debt.
Sheehan has organized protests where people can bring their past-due mortgage, rent and utilities, student loan, medical and credit card bills. The campaign has also set up an electronic form on their web site, http://www.cindyforcongress.org, where people can enter their estimated total debt. The campaign will then present Pelosi with the accumulated bill.
SOURCE Cindy Sheehan