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'Stop The Greed' tour bus rolls through Eugene
Posted On: Oct 03, 2012
The Patriot Majority's "Stop The Greed" bus made one of its national tour stops at the Eugene AFSCME office.

AFSCME's Eugene office hosts a media event outlining the super-rich's plans for America

The Eugene AFSCME office served as the backdrop recently for the Patriot Majority's "Stop The Greed Agenda" national bus tour

The Eugene AFSCME office served as the backdrop recently for the Patriot Majority's "Stop The Greed Agenda" national bus tour. As outlined on their website, the Patriot Majority is a progressive political alliance "pursuing a long-term program to economically empower all Americans."


"The basic storyline is that Patriot Majority is doing a national bus tour promoting a conversation about the Koch brothers agenda and others and the $400 million they are spending this election cycle," says Council 75 Staff Representative Rick Henson. "They pulled their bus into our Eugene AFSCME office here and held a press conference with two of our local TV stations, and it got some play and generated some discussion."


In contrast to the Koch brothers and their ilk, Patriot Majority in turn hypes its "Action Plan" aimed at creating and protecting opportunities for all Americans, making the U.S. stronger at home and across the world. Points of the plan include protecting voting rights, investing in America's public education system, updating infrastructure, energy independence and so on. You can view the 10-point plan in its entirety here.


"They aren't household names, but mega-billionaires like the oil tycoon Koch brothers are using dozens of political front groups to spend millions of dollars and take away your jobs, your rights and your safety," Patriot Majority spokesperson Sid Voorakkara told the Eugene media. "We call it 'The Greed Agenda,' and the details are worse than you could imagine, especially for public employees."


KEZI-TV, Channel 9 in Eugene, was one of the outlets covering the event.



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