From the Times Ledger:
The protesters, who called themselves the Nassau/Queens 9-12 Project, held signs reading “Government Gone Wild” and “Stop Spending Our Future” as they stood in front of Ackerman’s office at 218-14 Northern Blvd. in Bayside.
“We are here to protest his continued incumbency,” said Stuart Kaufman, of Great Neck, L.I., who led the protest Friday. “We want him out for the money he is spending, the arrogance he is showing and his indifference to his constituents.”
Members of the group, affiliated with the national Tea Party protest movement, said they wanted to ensure the longtime northeast Queens congressman did not get re-elected.
“These folks have the constitutional right to peacefully express their political opinions to their elected representatives, and that is what they did today,” Ackerman said. “I fully support that right.”
Protesters, who waved large American flags in front of Ackerman’s office, said they were opposed to the congressman’s support of national health care reform as well as his ‘yes’ votes on several bailouts of national financial institutions.
He was also featured in a Fox News segment about corrupt Democrats.