SAN DIEGO INDIVISIBLE TO CALL FOR TOWN HALL AT DUNCAN HUNTER FUNDRAISER IN LA MESA

SAN DIEGO INDIVISIBLE TO CALL FOR TOWN HALL AT DUNCAN HUNTER FUNDRAISER IN LA MESA

20-FOOT-HIGH INFLATABLE CHICKEN TO JOIN THE RALLY

June 2, 2017



MEDIA ADVISORY

JUNE 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO – Members of Indivisible in CA-50 will protest outside a fundraiser for Rep. Duncan Hunter on Friday and demand a town hall to question the congressman about urgent issues.



FRIDAY June 2

5:30 PM

“We Want a Town Hall, You Chicken!” Rally

Outside Hooley’s Irish Pub

Grossmont Shopping Center

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa 91942

Constituents of “Dirty Duncan” Hunter will gather peacefully outside a fundraiser for his re-election campaign to ask why, if he has time to raise money, he won’t hold a town hall. What is the ticket price for time with one’s congressman? Hunter has not held a town hall since the House Ethics Committee announced on March 23 that he was under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for misuse of donor money for video games, groceries, dental care, a garage door, school uniforms, a $600 plane ticket for a pet rabbit and other forbidden purchases.

Hunter’s latest campaign finance report shows spending of $69,000 in legal fees, which exceeds the $62,000 in campaign funds he improperly spent on personal expenses. Voters want to know: will the donors at his fundraiser pay for more cigars, jewelry and Vegas vacations or underwrite the legal fees for Hunter’s unethical behavior?

District 50 constituents have many other questions for Hunter and want him to listen to their concerns.

  • Hunter voted for the American Health Care Act, which would deprive 45,900 constituents of health care, including 6,600 children; spike premiums for older, less affluent voters and some with preexisting conditions; and remove the guarantee of coverage for maternity and newborn care, mental health care, prescription drugs, rehabilitation, pediatric care and other necessary health services.
  • Voters want to know why Hunter defended President Trump’s Oval Office meeting to share classified intelligence with Russian spies as “acting as any president would”.
  • District 50 residents would also like to ask the congressman to clarify recent remarks and indicate when, exactly, a journalist questioning a public official “deserves” to be violently assaulted.

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