Flash Letter, 11-6: Mission Possible
Running for Congress as if my life depended on it. In fact, I think it does.....
By Krissy Keefer
Dear Fellow Dancers,
My name is Krissy Keefer. You may know of me from the
Wallflower Order dance collective, Dance Brigade, and
Dance Mission. I have been dancing and choreographing
performances since the mid-1970s. I have always woven
politics into my performances, and now I am making a
courageous leap -- into the world of just politics. Last December, I made the decision to run for Congress
as a member of the Green Party. Since then, I have
been running for Congress as if my life depended on
it. In fact, I think it does....
We are now ruled by a criminal administration and an
anemic Congress at best. As the Democrats appear
poised to take back the House of Representatives,
impeachment is on the tips of everone's tongues....
And yet, Nancy Pelosi, my primary opponent in my race
for Congress, has publicly stated her opposition to
impeachment on numerous occasions, most recently on
60 Minutes. She says this despite the fact that
there is an impeachment measure on the San Francisco
ballot on November 7, and it is likely to pass with a
She also voted FOR the USA Patriot Act of 2001. And
she has voted for every dime of war money that George
W. Bush has demanded (unlike her Bay Area colleagues,
Barbara Lee, Pete Stark, and Lynn Woolsey). She
ignored San Francisco's Proposition N in 2004, calling
for the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq --
it passed with a landslide, and yet she voted against
the Woolsey Amendment of May 2005, calling for the
creation of a timetable for the withdrawal of the
troops, and she said of Representative John Murtha,
when he first called for the withdrawal of American
troops from Iraq in late 2005, "Representative Murtha
speaks for himself." She did not get on board with
calls for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq until two
well-known local Greens, Medea Benjamin and Matt
Gonzalez, began to make noises about running against
her. (Both declined.)
And yet Nancy Pelosi represents San Francisco?
She may represent San Francisco, but I do not believe
she reflects it. The continued presidency of George
W. Bush is a grave danger to the planet. While I
believe that impeachment is about justice, I also
believe that we need to psychically tie up members of
the Bush administration so that they cannot create
more havoc than they have already created -- and yet
she says she opposes the pursuit of impeachment.
With the exception of one online newspaper and a few
local monthlies, the San Francisco media is largely
ignoring my candidacy and the fact that Nancy Pelosi
is grossly out of step with her constituency.
Nonetheless, I am running until the end. I thank you
in advance for your votes and your emotional and
spiritual support in these last crucial days.
From the bottom of my heart,
More info: www.krissyforcongress.com.