Protest outside Jerry McNerney’s office

Protestors are rallying right now against the health-care reform legislation outside the district office of Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, and the signs tell the tale:

Throw Out

The photo comes courtesy of Mimi Steel of Castro Valley, organizer of the SF Bay 912 Project Meetup group.

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Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • John W.

    The “crowd” looks a bit thin (numbers-wise, at least). Wonder how many of them voted for McNerney in the first place or would ever consider voting for him even if he had an epiphany and came out against the health care bill? Their protest doesn’t mean much if they were’t going to vote for him in the first place. I’ll bet few, if any of them have to depend on the predatory individual health insurance market for their coverage. I see some “God” signs but none saying “There but for the grace of God go I.” But maybe I’ve got it all wrong. Maybe that big “Throw the bums out” sign refers to Anthem-Blue Cross rather than to those who are trying to get health care reform passed.

  • Robert W.

    As one of the congressman’s constituents (zip 95037-6311), I can say that I did indeed vote for him and I will be joining the group at:

    5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd. #175
    Pleasanton, CA 94588

    On Saturday to add my voice to the request that he vote no on this healthcare bill.

  • John McDonald

    What time on Saturday?