In the leadup to this Wednesday's first presidential debate, the movement for open debates has taken wing, quite literally in the case of New Englanders, who descended on Mitt Romney's national headquarters in Boston this past week decked in chicken suits and carrying signs accusing the Bain capitalist of being "too chicken to face Jill Stein in a rematch."
The message could not have been clearer, as OccupytheCPD.org organizer and U.S. Uncut founder Carl Gibson presented a Romney staffer with "The World's Biggest Chicken Award." Romney last faced Jill Stein in a 2002 gubernatorial debate which Massachusetts media later declared Dr. Stein the winner. You can see the video by clicking here.
This action took place on the same day that the OccupytheCPD.org statement gained its 12,000th signer, and that the #OccupytheCPD Social Media Storm garnered over 1,000,000 views in just 24 hours.
The next stop in the fight for open debates will take place in Denver this Wednesday, as Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala, and many more march on the Commission on Presidential Debates, join Amy Goodman and Rocky Anderson in rebutting the debate on a special live Democracy Now broadcast, and then rally for the next round in a special after-debate After Rally at the Mercury Cafe. If you can make it to Denver, please do so, and please spread the word to everyone you know in Colorado and neighboring states.
Read on for more information about our campaign events in Denver and how to get involved. Don't forget to RSVP and invite your friends!
Events in Denver on Wednesday, October 3:
5:30pm - Occupy the Debates! Join Occupy Denver, Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala as we march on the Commission on Presidential Debates.
WHERE: McWilliams Park
Meet up for the march at 5:30pm at McWilliams Park, at E. Yale Ave and S. Steele St.. Bring your signs and noisemakers! Click here to learn more and RSVP
7:00pm - Democracy Now!'s Live Debate Talkback with Jill Stein, Rocky Anderson and Amy Goodman
WHERE: Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St.
The live program will begin at 6:30pm, and Jill Stein will join the show at 7:00pm. Show up to be a part of the studio audience! Click here to learn more and RSVP
9:30pm - Occupy the Debates! AFTERRALLY with Jill Stein, Cheri Honkala and musical entertainment
WHERE: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St.
Ben Manski will host a post-debate rally with live music and rousing speeches from the candidates. There will be a recommended $5-$20-$50 sliding scale donation. Click here to learn more and RSVP