4-26-10, Melanie Nathan
Lezgetreal has received word that 4 protesters from the group GET EQUAL have taken over John McCain’s senate office in D.C. They have been given the option to leave or be arrested. Apparently the Equality Across America organization, born out of the National Equality March, has been inspired by Get Equal. According to a few sources trickling out of Phoenix, five activists are staging in a sit in at McCain’s office there.
According to Lezgetreal reporters on site, the activists were arrested even before the Press and Media could make it down there.
Towelroad is saying it’s a GetEqual action and Pam on House Blend… is saying it’s a EAA action…. but perhaps both -
Ranking Republican ASC, McCain is a target of frustration on many fronts, GET EQUAL activists taking the President‘s words literally when confronting and asking McCain for what the repeal of DADT.
GET EQUAL on twitter reports:-
We are receiving reports that the group was cited and released and will have to appear before the Magistrate next week. No arrests were made!
UPDATE: 1.42pm pst
4:15pm- It has now come to light that neither Get Equal or Equality Across America are behind the current CD at Senator John McCain’s office in DC; rather the 5 are members/founders of HERO in Phoenix.
“We are a grassroots group of community organizers committed to organizing and motivating the community, planning actions, and fighting for the human, civil and equal rights for ALL.”
We are a grassroots group of community organizers committed to organizing and motivating the community, planning actions, and fighting for the human, civil and equal rights for ALL. We are comprised of members of every sex, age, race, and affiliation and we have a seat for everyone with a commitment to fighting for human equal rights at our table!
Pam on House blend reports:-
Some of us have been doing a call in in support of these individuals. McCain is in DC s the two primary offices of focus are the Phoenix and DC office.
Phoenix Office:5353 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (602) 952-8702
Prescott Office:122 North Cortez Street
Prescott, AZ 86301
Main: (928) 445-0833
Fax: (928) 445-8594
Tempe Office:4703 South Lakeshore Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
Main: (480) 897-6289
Fax: (480) 897-8389
Tucson Office:407 West Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637
Washington Office:241 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235
Fax: (202) 228-2862