October 6, 2008
Scott Deshefy, Candidate for 2nd District Congress, (860) 642-7066
Mike DeRosa, State Co-Chair, (860) 919-4042 (cell)
New London, CT - A protest rally will be on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the New London Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, beginning at 5:30 pm as a result of being excluded in a state wide televised broadcast debate by the League of Women Voters, after first being included in the debate. Protestors will be outside the theater to rally before the event.
The protest will occur until the debate starts at 7 pm, then an informal question and answer event with Scott Deshefy will occur at a nearby location to be announced at the rally.
275 tickets to the event were given out to the Deshefy campaign by the League. Green Party supporters quickly took the tickets and were looking forward to the only state wide televised debate.
Deshefy stressed that while the campaign will protest OUTSIDE the event, there are no plans to disturb the event as it happens.
The campaign stressed that Deshefy will particapte in several other debates, but that this is the only statewide televised debate on free stations.
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