Friday, February 17, 2017
A diverse coalition of individuals from the People's Town Hall Project, in connection with the Not My President Weekend, will hold a protest that targets San Francisco's Members of Congress during their February recess:
WHAT: March on Homes of Sen. Feinstein & Rep. Pelosi
WHEN: Sunday, February 19
TIME: Starting at 3:00 pm & ending at 6:00 pm
WHERE: Feinstein's mansion
LOCATION: 2470 Lyon Street, at the corner of Vallejo Street.
SCENARIO: At 3:00 PM we'll assemble at the bottom of the steps at the intersection of Lyon and Vallejo Streets.
A 30-minute town hall will take place and at 3:45 pm we walk up the steps to Broadway and Lyon Streets.
At 4 pm, the march kicks off and will proceed down Broadway to Pelosi's mansion at 2640 Broadway, arriving by 4:45 pm.
From 5 pm to 6 pm, there will be an open megaphone event. A two-minute time limit per speaker will be our guiding rule.
ACCESSIBILITY: The assembly point and the area in front of Feinstein's residence are not accessible. However, the starting point for the march is, as is Pelosi's home.
BACKGROUND: As far as we can determine, Feinstein has never held a town hall event as senator. Pelosi's last town hall in her San Francisco district was held in January of 2006 -- over 11 years ago. Both have failed to direct their aides to hold weekly open forums for public engagement. Our efforts at communication with their aides to schedule town halls have been rebuffed.
ACTIVIST QUOTES: "Feinstein and Pelosi's pro-Trump voting records and refusal to meet face-to-face with constituents force us to bring our town halls to their Pacific Heights mansions," said march co-organizers Claire Lau, an Asian-American immigrant, and Agatha Varshenka, a transgender Muslim musician.
"The U.S. Congress has a 'State Work Period' (https://www.senate.gov/legislative/2017_schedule.htm), recess during the week of February 20th to return to their districts to hear from their constituents. This will not be a vacation-from-Washington time for Feinstein and Pelosi at their residences," promise Lau and Varshenka.
For more info on our group and actions, visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesTownHall/