Jordan Hasay (USA) runs in the pack at the Boston Marathon starting line in Boston, Mass., April 15, 2019. (Paul Rutherford/USA TODAY Sports)
Activists from the Green New Deal Network plan to confront Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) while she runs the Boston Marathon on Monday in protest of her opposition to Democrats’ massive social spending bill.
The group, which is a coalition of 15 national organizations, said in a statement Saturday that activists are planning on “birddogging” the moderate Democrat while she runs the race, holding signs that say, “Senator Sinema: Pass the Full Deal,” “Senator Sinema: Stop Running. Start Listening,” and “Senator Sinema: Stop Running From Us.”
The activists comes from both Sinema’s home state of Arizona and from Massachusetts, according to the Boston Globe.
Sinema and her colleague, Senator Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) have faced harassment in recent weeks over their refusal to support Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion price tag on the reconciliation bill. Democrats will need their votes in order to pass the measure using budget reconciliation, which will require a simple majority to pass in the evenly divided Senate.
Earlier this month a group of immigration activists harassed Sinema