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Anti-West group pulls ad offering $10-$12 an hour to help build ‘movement’

by George Bennett | March 28th, 2012

A recent Stand Up Florida event protesting U.S. Rep. Allen West.

A liberal group that has organized several recent protests of U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, has yanked an ad on Craigslist offering canvassers $10 to $12 an hour to work in the new congressional district where West is running.

The ad by Stand Up Florida sought canvassers and team leaders to work for five weeks to help build “a movement of people demanding that politicians represent people not corporate interests” in northern Palm Beach County and Martin and St. Lucie counties — the area where West is running in a newly drawn congressional district.

The ad was pulled from Craigslist, but not before conservative blogger Javier Manjarres saved and posted a copy on his Shark Tank site, and accused the group of being an “AstroTurf leftist organization.”

The contact in the Craigslist ad is Lynne Purvis, a Lake Worth activist who gained attention in 2004 when she and another woman ran topless through a Scripps Research Institute luncheon at The Breakers with “Nature Yes” and “Biotechnology No” written on their backs.

Reached by phone this morning, Purvis said she didn’t immediately have time to talk.

Stand Up Florida’s website and Facebook page are dominated by anti-West material and don’t mention other politicians.

Despite the group’s anti-corporate sentiments, its address is listed as a suite on Corporate Way in West Palm Beach.

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10 Responses to “Anti-West group pulls ad offering $10-$12 an hour to help build ‘movement’”

  1. Lauren Says:

    The Murphy Campaign is so dumb. Where’s the commissioner that protested the Consul.

    Great job…I am voted for Obama and Rs the rest of the ticket

  2. ALLEN WEST MUST GO Says:

    AWESOME!

    Thanks PBP!

    Now these girls and their movement are going to be stronger than before. I just liked their facebook page and I am telling all of my friends… including the more than 100 people who are in my ALLEN WEST MUST GO facebook group (click my hyperlinked name on this post to visit the group).

    ALLEN WEST MUST GO!

    He is NOT in politics to serve the public.

    He is NOT in politics to help his district.

    He is NOT in politics to vote for solutions to our problems.

    He is NOT in politics to provide bipartisan leadership or leadership of any kind.

    The ONLY reason he is in politics is to boost his ego and so he can get paid the big bucks from some desperate right wing Koch-funded think tank.

    Which is exactly where this FASCIST anti-American belongs. Sucking on the KOCH teat like the pathetic worthless coward that he is.

    Did you hear what Allen West is pissed off at today?

    HANDICAPPED ACCESS IN SWIMMING POOLS.

    Yup. Providing bathing access to handicapped people is his latest example of POUTRAGE.

    Let me ask you, Lt. Col West.

    Do you think your fellow Marines who have had their legs blown off in Iraq deserve to swim at Florida hotels?

    Apparently not.

    They are lesser people to Allen West because they are injured.

    VOTE OUT *ALL* REPUBLICANS.

    IN THE U.S.CONGRESS.

    AND IN THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE.

    AND IN THE FLORIDA STATE SENATE.

    REGISTER EARLY.

    THEN ON NOVEMBER 6th, 2012:

    VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!

  3. Renegade Says:

    Now there is an intelligent man!!
    Well Said, Allen West must go, and nice post. Keep up the good work!

  4. ALLEN WEST MUST GO Says:

    Since PBP feels that all you need to say about them is that they are a “liberal group”, here is some more info on Stand Up Florida:

    Join us.

    Stand Up Florida is all about neighbors uniting to speak out in support of good jobs, strong education, and access to affordable healthcare. We are a movement of community groups, neighborhood associations, faith organizations and workers committed to having an economy that works for everyone.

    If you care about good jobs and a strong economy, we welcome you to join us. Text StandUpFL to 64336 to get rapid updates about what you can do. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well as make sure to keep an active email address with us so we can reach out to you with exciting ways you can help.

    ——

    Acompáñanos.

    Stand Up Florida (Párate Florida) trabaja para unir las comunidades locales para hablar sobre los temas de empleo, educación y acceso a la salud. Somos un movimiento conformado por grupos locales, asociaciones de vecindario, organizaciones religiosas y trabajadores dedicados a lograr una economía que trabaja para todos.

    Si le importan los buenos empleos y una economía fuerte, le invitamos a participar en esta lucha. Manda el texto “StandUpFL” a 64336 para obtener información sobre como puede ayudar. También estamos en Facebook y Twitter. Subscríbase a nuestra lista de correo electrónico para que le podamos mantener informado sobre cómo puede ayudar.

  5. Sam Says:

    Vote out Allen West this November. Let’s rid congress of this lunatic

  6. Mary L Says:

    Where do I sign up to get on the Stand Up Florida list? I have been hoping there would be an organization working to get Allen West and his corporate cronies out of office. So excited to get involved!

  7. ALLEN WEST MUST GO Says:

    Mary L,

    Go to:

    http://www.standupfl.org

    If you’re on facebook, go to:

    facebook.com/StandUpFL
    facebook.com/groups/325005804195316/

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  9. WestLover Says:

    This is awesome! Now all 8 people who read the PB Post and hate Congressman West are identified here for the rest of us to see and avoid.

  10. Elenor Habeeb Says:

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always helpful to read content from other writers and use something from their sites.

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