First thing this morning I attended Taking Offense in State Elections. Representatives from AFSCME and Planned Parenthood were the primary speakers. We heard a lot about Wisconsin, and the attacks on womens health care. But we also heard about petition strategies.
During the Q&A, one person mentioned the 800lb gorilla, Citizens United. The only real answer was the general moves against CU.
Next up is Comedy for Activists: Using satire, pranks and creative video for trouble-making. This one hasn’t started yet but the room is getting packed.
The presenters are Andrew Boyd, Lee Camp, Elon James White, and Lizz Winstead. I have to say the two funniest are Winstead and White they are both very insightful and funny.
Here’s part of a brank Andrew Boyd and Lee Camp did to protest the renaming of an auditorium in the Lincoln Center for David Koch. They object to him trying to whitewash his reputation.
Next session up is the Rhode Island Caucus at 2:00PM in room 553B. Should know some people in that one.