NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas Vito Fossella

via the Advance;

Peace activists raised their voices in song against Rep. Vito Fossella last night, caroling original compositions outside his Amboy Road office and his home.

Ten activists and soldiers' mothers from across Staten Island joined the Granny Peace Brigade in the two-hour-long protest against the Iraq war, which ended only when police shooed the carolers from in front of the congressman's home.


Elaine Brower of Great Kills, an organizer for the Movement for a Democratic Society, said Fossella has "stubbornly refused to meet with his constituents to discuss his voting record on the Iraq war."

Brower's son, James, has served two tours with the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan and is slated to redeploy again in 2008. She expressed outrage over Fossella's perceived snub of constituents.

One of the carolers wrote in the comment that the police had recommended/asked them to move from the street to the sidewalk for their safety but otherwise never made them leave.

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At 12:49 PM, Blogger Rosalie907 said...

You have a mistake in this story which was reported in the Staten Island Advance. The police never made us leave. The only thing they said was that we couldn't stand in the street in front of Vito's house because we could be in danger of getting hit by a car and since Vito's home has no place for us to stand due to it going from his house to the curb we had to move to the other side of the street. We left on our own after about an hour of caroling mainly because of the cold but no way did the police force us to leave.


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