You do not win points from anyone when you disrupt a charity event. The annual softball game raises money for a group supporting young adults with breast cancer.
The new Climate Defiance activist group disrupted the Congressional Women’s Softball Game. They wore white shirts that said End Fossil Fuels as they chanted like good little lemmings while in a circle.
The U.S. Capitol Police led them off the field.
How did the lawmakers respond? A dance party.
UPDATE: We HALTED the Congressional Women's Softball Game, demanding they stop torching our planet.
People are dying, we said.
How did the Members of Congress respond?
Temporarily unable to play, they tried to drown out our pleas with a dance party. No words. pic.twitter.com/qGWYFVCqln
— Climate Defiance (@ClimateDefiance) July 13, 2023
What on earth?
We were told we should stop occupying the Congressional Women’s Softball Game because it is powered by a generator.
Our government is giving fossil fuel companies $20,000,000,000 per year in subsidies and actively approving new pipelines. pic.twitter.com/jiYzzNKaQ5
— Climate Defiance (@ClimateDefiance) July 14, 2023
The softball game raises money for the Young Survival Coalition, which supports young adults with breast cancer. Women lawmakers play against members of the media.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz (D-FL) started the game in 2009 after she announced her breast cancer diagnosis.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), also a breast cancer survivor, noted that climate activists didn’t disrupt the men’s baseball game:
Commentary from the trio of game announcers was dry but pointed. “I do note that the men’s baseball game was allowed to go forward,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar said into the mic, referring to the annual Congressional Baseball Game held at Nationals Park. The Minnesota Democrat is another breast cancer survivor.
[CNN’s Dana] Bash picked up the thread. “It’s interesting that the women’s game for charity is being interrupted in a very prolonged way but the men’s was not. Huh, what do you think that means, Garrett [Hawke, an NBC Correspondent]?”
“I’m not sure I’m the person most qualified to answer that question. But I will say, having covered Congress for some time now, these delays, sometimes on totally unrelated policy issues, can often be very frustrating,” he replied.
Since 2009, the game has raised $3.7 million. This year’s game raised $588,000.DONATE
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