THURSDAY: Constituents Hold Candlelight Vigils at Rep’s Offices Across California Asking “Have You Seen My Congressperson?”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2017
Contact: 
Brett Abrams | 516-841-1105 | brett@unbendablemedia.com

THURSDAY: Constituents Hold Candlelight Vigils at Rep’s Offices Across California Asking “Have You Seen My Congressperson?”

Courageous Resistance Holds “Search Party” Rallies and Vigils as California Representatives Avoid Recess Town Halls

CALIFORNIA -- On Thursday, February 23rd, constituents across California will hold candlelight vigils in the neighborhoods of  Congressional representatives asking “Have you seen my Congressperson.”  The events, part of the Courageous Resistance of the California-based Courage Campaign, and joined by members of SEIU’s #FightForCA campaign, highlight how GOP members of Congress have refused to conduct local town hall meetings during the Congressional recess this week.  

Specifically, local residents are calling out Rep. David Valadao (CA-21), Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10), Rep. Devin Nunes (CA-22),  Rep. Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Rep. Ed Royce (CA-39) and Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) for failing to meet with them and addressing constituent concerns of safeguarding health care coverage  and protecting immigrant families.  

WHO: Rep. David Valadao
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd12:00pm - 1:30pm PT
WHERE: Valadao’s District Office.  101 N. Irwin St. Suite 110B.  Hanford, CA
LOCAL CONTACT: Alicia Jacobo (aliciaj@seiu2015.org)

WHO: Rep. Jeff Denham
WHEN:  Thursday, February 23rd.  6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
WHERE: Markley Park.  Corner of Heatherneol Way and Berkeley Avenue.  Turlock, CA.
LOCAL CONTACT: Mike Espinoza (mespinoza@seiu1000.org)

WHO: Rep. Devin Nunes
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd.  6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
WHERE: Blain Park.  Corner of M Street and Kennedy Avenue. Tulare, CA
LOCAL CONTACT: Kate Connor (Couragecampaignfresno@gmail.com520-235-0030
VIEW NUNES’ MISSING POSTER HERE:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/heao9aumsbizvp7/AAAkrkbYM1NciwzviBooCUNNa?dl=0&preview=nunez+1.pdf

WHO: Rep. Kevin McCarthy
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd.  6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
WHERE: Town & Country Shopping Center. 8200 Stockdale Highway. Bakersfield, CA.
LOCAL CONTACT: Mai Thao (mai.thao@seiu521.org)

WHO: Rep. Steve Knight
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd.  6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
WHERE: Corner of 38th Street W & Paddock Way.  Lancaster, CA.
LOCAL CONTACT:  Yadira Villa (Yadira.Villa@seiu721.org)
VIEW KNIGHTS’ MISSING POSTER HERE:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/heao9aumsbizvp7/AAAkrkbYM1NciwzviBooCUNNa?dl=0&preview=knight+1.pdf

WHO: Rep. Ed Royce
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
WHERE: Hillscher Park. Near N. Richman Knoll and N. Cerritos Drive.  Fullerton, CA.
LOCAL CONTACT: Susan Li (Susan.Li@seiu721.org)
VIEW ROYCE’S MISSING POSTER HERE:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/heao9aumsbizvp7/AAAkrkbYM1NciwzviBooCUNNa?dl=0&preview=royce+1.pdf

WHO: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
WHERE: Newport Beach Public Library. 1300 Irvine Avenue. Newport Beach, CA.
LOCAL CONTACT: Darcie Olsen (c_olson@onebox.com949-742-5524
VIEW ROHRABACHER’S MISSING POSTER HERE:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/heao9aumsbizvp7/AAAkrkbYM1NciwzviBooCUNNa?dl=0&preview=rohrabacher+1.pdf

“With Congress poised to take action on issues that literally have life-and-death consequences -- including access to affordable healthcare and the protection of undocumented Americans from unjust detention and family destruction -- it is frankly pathetic that California Republicans are too afraid to meet with their constituents and discuss their concerns,” explained Eddie Kurtz, executive director of the California-based Courage Campaign.  “If our democratically elected representatives don’t have the guts to stand face to face with their constituents and explain their decisions -- then they shouldn’t be voting to destroy our access to affordable health care or launch a war against against our immigrant communities.”

For more information, or to attend a “Have You Seen My Congressperson” event - please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at brett@unbendablemedia.com.

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