Protestors on behalf of a myriad of causes greeted the Presidential Motorcade during yesterday's fundraising events.
A mere stone’s throw from his speech, several groups gathered to call Obama to honor promises made during his 2008 campaign, including the Dream Act movement, the Armenian Youth Federation and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights. Bomb-sniffing dogs skulked through those who were admitted to the campaign event, and police blocked off several Culver City streets.
Gabriel Ayon, a protestor on behalf of the Dream Act, was there to hold President Obama to his promise to reform immigration and provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. He told Patch, "If anything, more people have been deported since Obama’s election... We’re trying to figure out is he a man of his word, or is he two-faced?"
But the protestors were not a damper on the President's spirits or the uplighting tone of his address at Sony Studios, and yesterday's high-ticket events helped President Obama raise an estimated $4 million. After his dinner and fundraising rally, President Obama attended two fundraising dinners at Tavern in Brentwood. ABC7 reports that the attendees included, "Gov. Jerry Brown, director Steven Spielberg and actors Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks and George Clooney." The money went to the Obama Victory Fund to help finance his re-election efforts.
Earlier that day at a San Francisco fundraiser, President Obama was heckled (VIDEO) by singing protestors over the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning.