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CODEPINK Glitterbombs GOP Candidate, "Billionaires" Taunt AHIP Conventioneers
Nancy Mancias (on the right in this photo from indybay archives by Jeff Paterson) was one of two CODEPINK activists who confronted GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty with a shower of pink glitter while he signed books inside the Moscone Center yesterday. Meanwhile, outside the building satirical "billionaires" taunted attendees arriving at the health insurers' lobby group gathering.
CODEPINK Activists Nancy Mancias and Chelsea Byers confronted Tim Pawlenty on his anti-gay and anti-reproductive rights stance at the annual AHIP conference in San Francisco on June 16th. Showering the GOP presidential candidate with pink glitter and confetti, Ms. Mancias shouted, "Where's your courage to stand up for gay and reproductive rights? Welcome to San Francisco, home of gay hero Harvey Milk!"
Mancias and Byers were escorted out of the conference center by the San Francisco Police Department, but not before they made their feelings heard loud and clear.
Meanwhile outside the Moscone Center where the convention was held, Billionaires for Wealthcare, a group that includes members of the Raging Grannies Action League, their Mens Auxiliary, and CODEPINK, "welcomed" conventioneers saying, "Keep the money flowing! We shareholders love those profits!" They carried a sign with a large photo of Pawlenty that read: Invest in America, buy a congressman--or a governor.
For photos of Billionaires outside the convention center scroll down. For video of CODEPINK'S glitter bombing action see video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrVQ3xVB2BM
Medicare for All activist on the left, speaks with satirical Billionaires Muffy LaCache and Chancey van Buren III.
photo by Steve Rhodes
All 5 Billionaires "took the stage" to sing a couple of songs written from the Billionaires' viewpoint, including "Rejoice in All the Profit"
Gloved and gorgeous