Protesters To Disrupt Koch Brothers' Romney Fundraiser On Long Island

Last week Mitt Romney held a $50K/ticket fundraiser in Park City, Utah that gave donors “an extraordinary level of access” to the candidate and other top Republicans. But Romney was apparently miffed because the Koch brothers had a fundraiser for conservative causes at the same time: “As one fundraiser noted, Mr. Romney is, after all, the candidate.” Ha, suuuure you are Mitt. But on July 8th Romney will meet with the Koch brothers to form the Eye of Sauron at David Koch’s Long Island home, and protesters are ready.

Per Capital NY, a group comprising of the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Greenpeace, and Occupy Wall Street will gather at two locations that evening, the first of which is “basically at the foot of the driveway” of the home. “We’ll be making noise, holding up signs and letting everybody that has to pass by there on the way to the fundraiser know that Long Island does not support the political agenda that they’re raising money for that night,” spokesman David Segal tells Patch.

Article Courtesy of Gothamist.

Protest Plans for Romney's Visit to David Koch's Long Island Home

By AZI PAYBARAH, Capital NY


Here’s a map indicating the locations of planned protests of a  Mitt Romney fund-raiser on July 8 at the Southampton home of billionaire David Koch.

The first protest location “is basically at the foot of his driveway,” and the second protest site is about a third of mile down the only road that leads up to the home, according to a spokesman for the Long Island Progressive Coalition.

The director of LIPC, Lisa Tyson, said they are coordinating with Greenpeace, “Occupy Wall Street,” Moveon.org, Strong for All, United New York, and others.

Click here to see the map.