Half-Naked Protest Planned In Front of GOP Congressional Office

Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth

Several dozen protesters are planning to partially disrobe front of Hudson Valley Congresswoman Nan Hayworth’s office on Wednesday in order to make a statement about the Republican Party’s economic policies.

“We are taking our shirts off to say that the government is taking the shirts off our backs, ” said Brooke McGowen, a liberal activist in Peekskill. “And I am speaking for the middle class, I am speaking for the children, I am speaking for working people.”

McGowen, who leads a local MoveOn chapter upstate, said she expected around 60 people to show up, but said that she expected only a dozen or so to go shirtless.

“It’s not about pornography or exhibitionism; it’s about making a visual protest of what is happening to us,” she said. “It’s a performance, actually.”

Hayworth voted in favor of the debt ceiling bill that was reached earlier this month, and is considered a relative moderate for a House Republican freshman.

 

 

 

Half-Naked Protest Planned In Front of GOP Congressional Office