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'Stop Corruption' Protest this Wednesday; Groups to Protest GOP Corruption; Norquist 'Pay-to-Play' Scheme
WASHINGTON - January 17 -
Groups to Protest GOP Corruption; Norquist "Pay-to-Play" Scheme
Despite K Street Scandal, It's Business As Usual For Abramoff, DeLay, and Santorum Cronies
WHAT: "Stop Corruption" Protest this Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. EST Outside K Street Project meeting
WHEN: 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18
WHERE: Sidewalk outside offices of Americans for Tax Reform, 1920 L Street, N.W. (20th & L Streets)
Members of MoveOn.org Political Action will launch their "Stop Corruption First" campaign Wednesday with a protest outside Grover Norquist's "Wednesday Group" meeting. The group will be joined by Campaign for America's Future and the Public Campaign Action Fund - leading anti-corruption groups. Norquist was a principal architect of the now infamous GOP K Street, "pay-to-play" project.
Norquist, with his allies DeLay, Santorum and Abramoff, were creators of a scheme to ensure lobbying firms, most of whose offices are located on K Street, would only hire Republicans and would make large contributions to GOP political action committees and candidates in order to secure passage of legislation for their clients.
Excellent visuals of protesters holding "Stop Corruption" signs as GOP activists, White House, Congressional staff and lobbyists enter meeting.