What do Big Jolly Politics, Breitbart, and the Houston Chronicle all have in common? All three now share a bond through coverage of the Pigford Fraud scandal.
After Lee Stranahan of Breitbart wrote about the Houston Chronicle’s advertisement of the Pigford Workshop held at the Communications Workers of America union hall, he called for May 1, 2013 to be designated as “everybody blog about #Pigford day!”. In his blog post, Stranahan suggested bloggers write a local angle on the story.
In this 2010 Big Jolly Politics post I wrote the Communications Workers of America Local 6222 union hall served as Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee’s campaign headquarters. The phrase “campaign headquarters” was not my phrase; it was posted on the campaign sign adjacent to the union hall parking lot:
The Houston Chronicle’s April 25th, 2013 advertisement of the Pigford workshop publicized the location as follows:
The meeting will run 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday at the CWA Local 6222 Union Hall, 1730 Jefferson, Houston, 77003. If you can’t stay all day, there will be informative intervals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Who has the moral courage to ask Sheila Jackson-Lee how much she knows about the Pigford notices and if she knows John Boyd, the media’s “go to guy” on Pigford?