Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Press Release: Weisser to Deliver Kingman Lecture on “Addressing Tea Party Lies & Rescuing the Future”

For Immediate Release
Date: 1/4/14—

Weisser to Deliver Kingman Lecture on “Addressing Tea Party Lies”
Contact: Julie Thompson

Kingman, AZ – Wednesday, January 8th at their monthly luncheon at Calico’s Restaurant, Democratic Congressional candidate & political writer Mikel Weisser will deliver a lecture to the Kingman area Democratic Women’s Federation, entitled, “Addressing Tea Party Lies & Rescuing the Future.” A former social studies teacher, arts organizer, poet/musician and progressive activist, Weisser has long been an outspoken critic of the Right and currently serves a vice chair in the Arizona Democratic Party’s progressive caucus and on the state boards of Democracy for America, the Arizona State Poetry Society, and Safer Arizona (a cannabis reform organization). Though a first-time candidate in the 2012 Democratic primary, and only recently an organizer in the Mohave County Democratic Party and Occupy Movement, Weisser’s political column, “Current Comedy,” dates back to the early 1990s and has been published nationally by websites such as Op-Ed News, Daily KOS and Dissident Voice and locally in both the Kingman and Bullhead City papers.

Often a boundary-pushing entertainer and controversial liberal figure in largely conservative Mohave County, Weisser’s anti-Tea Party lecture (which he will also deliver in PHX & Prescott over the following two days) aims to be an opening salvo in what could be a hard-fought campaign against the GOP and Congressional District Four incumbent, Paul Gosar for the 2014 midterm elections. Weisser claims that, “Tea Party policies and the rhetoric of their leaders is willfully damaging America’s economy and social fabric and threatens our future. Endless ACA attacks, Benghazi boondoggles, debt ceiling showdowns, government shutdowns, gutting education, cutting unemployment and food stamps, while protecting Wall St wolves; these acts verge on treason. If America is to have a future, the Tea Party must be stopped.”

According to his campaign literature, Weisser’s own platform includes “dramatically improving education, humane pragmatic immigration reform, gender-equality for both women and the LGBT community, sensible water management to sustain growth, solar and wind development to move past the petroleum-based economy, corporate accountability for the continuing mortgage fraud fiasco/financial sector bubble, reversing the trend towards the privatization of government services, in particular private prisons, an increased focus on arts and tourism here in western AZ and an end to the federal prohibition on marijuana.”

A lively time is expected. Plan to arrive early. The Kingman area Federation of Democratic Women monthly luncheon meets at 12 noon at Calico’s Restaurant, 418 W Beale St, Kingman, AZ, 928-753-5005. For more information on the Mikel Weisser for US Congress campaign visit the website www.mikelweisser.org.

For further information contact:

attn:Julie Thompson, office manager
        Mikel Weisser for US Congress
        P.O. Box 22211
        Kingman, AZ


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