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Giant BANANA Protest of Congressman Paul Ryan Repeal Vote Announced in Janesville, WI

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Paul Ryan is Bananas, Stop the Unappealing Repeal
Janesville, WI
January 25th, 2011

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Our message is simple: over 80% of American's oppose the G.O.P. repeal of health care. Paul Ryan's fringe, dead-end legislation don't belong in mainstream American politics. He is BANANAS.

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Citizens of Wisconsin have participated in thousands of rallies and events in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed into law in 2010. In response to Rep. Paul Ryan's leadership in passing the wildly unpopular "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act" his constituents in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District and statewide activists have started the "Paul Ryan is BANANAS" campaign. Ryan has talked the talk of a fiscal conservative, without walking the walk. The Bush II-inspired G.O.P. told Congress to spend without stop. This happened with Congressman Ryan's blessing, his votes, and his lead in the charge to end the bi-partisan fiscal discipline of the Clinton years.

We will deliver "BANANAS" petitions to his office starting today: Tuesday, January 25th. The delivery NEXT TUESDAY (FEB 1st, 2011) will be followed by a brief 4pm press conference, including testimony from constituents positively impacted by health care reform, and a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner by the impromptu "Obamacare BRASS" of volunteer musicians.

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"Activists will deliver a stack of petitions to celebrate President Obama's historic 2010 Wall Street & health care reforms next Tuesday. We simply ask Paul Ryan to quit cryin', and stop wasting congress' time with legislation that's bananas," campaign spokesman Brennan Balestrieri said. "I've gone to countless events demanding health care reform organized by Wisconsinites across this state, while members of the G.O.P. continue to work to deny our rights to medical coverage and deny the existence of our support for this legislation. Repealing this patient protecting legislation is polling below 20% in support nationally, cryin' Ryan need to get back to business."

More information on this FEB 1st event will be released Thursday afternoon. The petition being circulated has the graphic of a banana, and will be delivered by a large peaceful, polite crowd.

Elected officials invited, and dozens of supporting organizations TBA

WHAT: dozens of activists and musicians to deliver "health care repeal is bananas" petition to Congressman Paul Ryan's main office

Brennan Balestrieri

Organizers available for Skype & phone interviews.


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