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Obama Fans Tell Romney to Move on

Local chapter of national organization seeing pink.

MoveOn.org may not be affiliated with any particular political party, though where the organization stands is about as clear as a cloudless day in the wilderness.

The call to action Thursday gave the MidPeninsula Chapter a chance to benefit from San Carlos' weekly "Hot Harvest Nights" farmer's market.

They set up shop on the sidewalk, kitty corner from Bianchini's Market, and handed out "pink slips" designed to emphasize, what they feel, Romney-Ryan's ecomonic policies would bring to the U.S. and that's loss of American jobs.

This is the same group that protested Romney's visit to Woodside earlier this year.

The national organization issued a call for political action across the country, involving roughly 320 separate chapters.

"We were asked to do it on this Thursday," MoveOn representative Gary Graham said. "This seemed like an ideal event for it."

In Woodside, one of the neighbors shared a box of strawberries. In San Carlos, it was a bowl of salt water taffy in various pink hues.

Graham said his group usually runs into very little trouble. They contact the local police in advance and are sure to remain on public property.

"I just love the people," MoveOn Regional Organizer Cilla Raughley said. "They are doing good job educating people about lies, distortions and Orwellian language."*

Raughley called herself "middle of the road" and acknowledged the groups in the Bay Area "are preaching to the choir."

There were a few opposing views expressed by people passing by. "Stick that sign where the sun don't shine," hollered one gentleman from his SUV. That was about as bad as it got in the time Patch staffers spent with the group.

The group is also sponsoring a free film screening of "Heist: Who Stole the American Dream?" on Sunday at the Community United Church of Christ in San Carlos.

For more information visit the group's facebook page.

To register for the film visit the group's website.


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