'Sesame Street' Fans to March Against Mitt Romney's Plan
Fans of the Muppets will march the street on November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to save the Big Bird and the gang. They are protesting against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's pledge to cut the federal government's subsidy to PBS, home to "Sesame Street".
"Million Muppet March" is organized by animation executive Micheal Bellavia and university student Chris Mecham. These two were unhappy with Romney's plan which was uttered during October 3 presidential debate. "I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS," Romney said at that time. "I like PBS, I love Big Bird, I actually like you too, but I am not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for."
Bellavia commented on the move, "I figured, why just make it a virtual show of support. Why not take this opportunity because it seemed like there was already some growing interest in it and actually make it an active, participatory event. I literally just said, 'It's happening'."
Mecham chimed in, "Romney was using Muppets as a rhetorical device to get rid of public broadcasting, which is really so much bigger than Sesame Street. While he was still talking, I was thinking of ways I could express my frustration at the argument. Before the debates were over, I had already put up the Million Muppet March Facebook page."
Instead of using violence and force, the march will feature music performances and skits.
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