Reid Likely to Face Liberal Protesters at San Francisco Fundraisers

Posted February 13, 2010 at 8:53am

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is fighting for his political life this year, is likely to face protests from liberal activists as he raises money in San Francisco next week, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday.

Reid, who has trailed his potential Republican challengers in several public polls, is set to raise money Monday night at the home of San Francisco real estate developer George Marcus, and Tuesday morning at the swank Fairmont Hotel at an event organized by Joseph Alioto, son of a former San Francisco mayor.

But according to the newspaper, activists connected to the “green” cell phone company CREDO Mobile are organizing protests outside Reid’s fundraisers to urge him to pass health care reform and fight for a progressive agenda on Capitol Hill.

On the company’s Facebook page, activists suggest bringing signs to the protests that say, among other things: “Shape up or ship out. Backbone needed,” “If you pass health care reform you will be able to afford a spine transplant!” “You have a majority — act like it,” and, in a reference to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who represents San Francisco, “Be more like Nancy.”