Krissy Keefer officially launches campaign bid
From the Krissy for Congress Campaign
May 25, 2006
Local activist legend Krissy Keefer, the Green Party candidate
for Congress (8th District), has officially launched her campaign
At the venerable Café La Boheme, one of San Franciscos
oldest coffeehouses and cultural meeting places, Keefer and her
supporters spoke out on a number of issues. Running against incumbent
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Keefer called for a political voice
that represents the forward-thinking, progressive ideology of
San Francisco, and reproached Pelosi for her lack of political
leadership, specifically her refusal to consider impeachment or
censure of President George Bush.
Citing the presidents dismal approval rating of 33%, Keefer
called for the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney and
the removal of Donald Rumsfeld and Condoleezza Rice.
Keefer also called for the immediate removal of troops from Iraq,
for reparations to that country for the damage to infrastructure
and human cost of continued occupation and military aggression
since 2003, and for greater accountability from the US- based
civilian and military contractors who control the rebuilding of
Keefer also supports the immediate ratification and implementation
of the Kyoto agreement, development of alternative sources of
fuel and power, stronger regulations to drastically reduce carbon
emissions, and other efforts to acknowledge the reality of global
warming, which the US government continues to turn a blind eye
Opposed to the demonization of immigrants and the militarization
of the border between the US and Mexico, Keefer holds the position
that economic reconstruction of Latin America should be the priority
of our foreign policy, focusing on the creation of jobs, housing
and education in economically distressed areas. She also spoke
of the need to protect civic land, buildings, parks, and federal
property against Pelosis agenda of privatization, as demonstrated
in San Franciscos Presidio.
Keefer also emphasized the need for stronger federal support for
community arts programs, to ensure the place of the arts as a
means for social change, preserving freedom of speech, and fostering
the health of communities. She mentioned specifically the areas
of Bay View/Hunters Point, the Mission, and the Excelsior
districts as communities that would benefit from prioritizing
neighborhood arts programs.
Known for her long and distinguished career as an artist and activist,
Keefer is currently working with San Jose Repertory Theater on
the critically acclaimed project, Iphigenia at Aulis.
Following the close of this production and the Primary in June,
her campaign will begin in earnest.
For more information go to Krissyforcongress.com