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Pelosi 12 Arrested at her San Francisco Office
Ten to twenty people engaged in a sit-in at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco Office in the afternoon on Tuesday. The sit-in was a response to Pelosi’s decision to not bring health care reform legislation to a vote with the Kucinich Amendment, an amendment that would have gave states the option to enact single-payer health care.
Buff Whitman, who was arrested for participating in the direct action, explained that the individuals engaging in the action “wanted to have a conversation with Nancy Pelosi” and they knew she was in Washington but wanted staff to call her and allow her to talk to them about breaking a promise she had made on the Kucinich Amendment.
Those participating in the action also wanted to draw attention to the fact that the Weiner Amendment had been dropped. The Weiner Amendment would have given representatives in the House a chance to vote on single-payer health care.
This video was shot at the Anthem Blue Cross offices in L.A. on October 15, 2009 and I believe it explains why protesters remain steadfast and persist at these rallies around the country, almost daily now, for a single payer system to be put back on the table.
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