Medicaid street theater plea: ‘We need three people to dress in black as grim reapers…’by George Bennett | May 1st, 2014
A call for three people with Grim Reaper costumes was answered and about a dozen demonstrators blasted Republicans and called for expanding Medicaid on a sidewalk outside The Palm Beach Post offices on Wednesday.
“We need three people to dress in black as grim reapers, street clothes for die-in, or scrubs for nurses. Please let us know if you have a grim reaper costume…!” one of the event’s organizers, Democratic activist Hillary Keyes, posted on Facebook earlier in the week.
The Grim Reapers wore signs with the names of Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Will Weatherford and state Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton.
Dan Liftman, whose day job is as a staffer for U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, carried a sign that said “Public Enemies” and included pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Syrian President Bashar Assad, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Scott.