Activists Keep Pressure on Rep. Young

GOP Congressman Bill Young won re-election Tuesday night, but still faces criticism from the Florida Consumer Action Network.

Even though Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Young won handily Tuesday night against Democratic challenger Jessica Ehrlich, the Florida Consumer Action Network has not stopped efforts to challene Young for his support of the "One Percent."

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, FCAN and other activist groups will hold a protest outside WorkNet Pinellas, 3420 8th Ave. S.

According to a statement released by FCAN, American wants "jobs not cuts."

On the heels the closest election victory in 20 years for Rep. Bill Young and a severe rebuke to Republicans "trickle down" economics in Pinellas County’s presidential results, residents of Florida’s 13th Congressional District are calling on the congressman to heed the signs that his constituents want jobs, not cuts in the upcoming “lame duck” Congress.

Activists who are part of Florida Consumer Action Network, Florida Public Serves Union, Awake Pinellas, and other community groups say Rep. Young’s victory is offset by voters support for President Barack Obama, their support of Senator Bill Nelson, and support of champions of the 99% up and down the ballot. 

The protesters say the protest is to highlight the will of the voters in hopes Young will take steps to help the middle class. 

Young won on Tuesday night 57.61 percent to 42.39 percent. 

Lynda November 08, 2012 at 08:06 PM
I sincerely hope this will be Rep Young's last term. He needs to retire before he loses all dignity. I know his staff has a vested interested in keeping him in as a puppet for Speaker Boehner, but it is time that his district has someone who can truly represent the district as it is now, not as it was 40+ years ago. However wonderful a family man and friend Rep Young is, the energy and cognitive ability to understand the 21st century challenges are no longer his. This is such a sad ending for a man with honorable service.
Bob Doyle SR November 09, 2012 at 06:18 PM
The time is nigh for C.W."Bill" Young to retire in an honorable fashion. During the Cheney/Bush early "WAR YEARS", at a gathering in Washington with the full Congress and families attending Beverly Young was arrested and removed due to her SweatShirt "Support the Troops" spangled&sequined attire. That alone showed "Bill" Young where he ranked in the "Bush/Cheney" presidency.His wife, along with some Moms of new kills in the new war, were all escorted outside for wearing clothing with a message.We contacted our Congressman with concern and were told he was ok with it . That alone was his dismissal of the evil agenda of "The War on Terror". Retire to the Beach with the rest of the Patriots, there is a whole new era coming as due, yes, war is not good policy. Diplomacy and economic sanctions seem to work in our New Millinium World. Enjoy the result of knowing America is capable in Millitary Power of defending our nation, thank you for your service. :) We have a growing number of Veterans whose lives will be entwined with the Veterans Medical care, thank you for your championing of our neccesary care. Come Home "Bill" Young, you are welcome on the sands of home.
Mark L Grantham November 09, 2012 at 06:55 PM
it seems to me, that the current feeling and opinion of the people is not what it was 20 years ago. Bill Young is not representing the people of this district, it is time for him to retire, He is exactly what the Founding Farhers were against, they did not want career politicians, of which he is definitely one. The people of America have spoken, Bill young is not part of what the voice wishes.
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