When we heard that Mitt Romney was going to be having a fundraising event a mere two minute walk from our Silicon Valley office, we couldn’t resist popping out for a look. And what did we find?
There were multiple groups protesting multiple issues. Activists from Occupy Redwood City were present, dressed as billionaires for the occasion. The above photo shows Phillip Thomas Rich (Phil T. Rich). He told us about a recent success for the Occupy Redwood City movement. With the support of Occupy activists, Gloria Takla, a local resident was finally able to get a loan modification with Chase Bank. Occupy Redwood City will continue to work with the many local citizens who are struggling to keep their homes.
Take a look at some of the dedicated activists protesting Romney’s speech at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City.
An allegiance of DREAM Act supporters showed up to tell Romney the only way to get the Latino vote is to consider serious immigration reform. Romney’s current stance on immigration involves continuing to beef up border security to keep out ‘illegal aliens.’ However, the majority of Californians support a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, and if Romney wants to appeal to this voting bloc, he should rethink his current policies.
The Etch-a-Sketch says it all.