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Raging Grannies Give Trump “Worse than F” Grade at People's Climate March
by Action League
Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
While California College Republicans met in the Fairmont Hotel, environmentalists marched from San José City Hall to the Cesar Chavez Plaza, directly across the street from where the conservative students held their annual convention. Top photo: Chris Cassell
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Demonstrators in the South Bay raised noise at a sister event to the DC People's Climate March on Saturday. Assembling at San José City Hall for a kick-off, protesters walked three quarters of a mile to Cesar Chavez Plaza. There they found out that Trump supporters were meeting at the Fairmont Hotel across the street.

Environmental activists’ amplified shouts and speeches filled the plaza and beyond; their signs denouncing the Republican dismantling of the EPA could not be missed. The Raging Grannies pumped up their performance volume and as hundreds of attendees headed for home they passed out SB 562 buttons, saying that health care is a nightmare in the hands of the current administration. (Senate Bill 562, the "Healthy California Act," is a single-payer proposal to create universal health coverage including nursing home care for every California resident). 

Asked by corporate media television news about the proximity of Republican college students to the rally, the Grannies, many of whom are in their 80's, said that young people should be leading the way to environmental justice, rather following Trump's path to war and destruction. They gave Trump a grade of "worse than F" for his first 100 days in office.
§Raging Granny Essie takes the mic
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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SB 562 Buttons in hand to pass out, Raging Granny Essie, a San Jose resident says that health care under the current administration is a nightmare. This photo and top photo by Chris Cassell
§Greens Get Loud
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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photo Chris Cassell
§The plaza
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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photo Chris Cassell
§shouts from the stage
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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photo Chris Cassell
§Raging Grannies
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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§corporate media/Fairmont Hotel in background
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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Trump gets worse than an F
§Fairmont Hotel in background
by Action League Monday May 1st, 2017 5:13 AM
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Interviewing with a high school journalist...That's more like it, say the Grannies
Photo by Action League
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some of the College Republicans rode on the light rail home with protestersjjWednesday May 3rd, 2017 3:28 AM