Debt Bill Protested

On the day that the Senate passed and President Obama signed the "Emergency Debt Bill," the Moveon.org group called for protests. In Dallas, they asked people to go to the front of Senator Kay Bailey Hutcheson's office on HIghway 75. Around 50 signed up, and at least 16 actually braved the 105 degree heat to stand for an hour on the service road. The group tended to be older people, perhaps because they were not working.

protesters outside Senator Hutcheson's office

Eighty-year old Jan Sanders, an outstanding Democratic Party activist known to all, went up to the Senator's office, but found it locked. A note said that only those with appointments would be admitted, and that they were guarding against terrorists. "Eighty year old terrorist!" harumphed Sister Sanders, and added, "I guess all we have left in this country is democracy by appointment!"

MoveOn will be announcing the nationwide participation as soon as the many protests send in their information.