Press Release

Queen Meg & Princess Carly Prepare to Celebrate Labor Day Events Throughout the State

For Immediate Release
September 3, 2010

California Nurses Association, Fresh off Suffragist Celebration, Readies Fall Campaign Lampooning State’s CEO Twins

Just days after leading thousands of people in a Sacramento march celebrating women’s right to vote, and decrying those politicians who dishonor it, the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United today announces that Labor Day festivities across the state will feature both Queen Meg and Princess Carly, the two satirical figures lampooning the Republican nominees for governor and senator.

The two characters—playing off the twin ex-CEOs nominated by the GOP—will meet with and entertain workers at a breakfast in Los Angeles, a parade near Long Beach, and a picnic in Alameda, the latest activities in what will be a busy fall electoral season.  The actual Republican candidates, Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina, are expected to remain segregated from actual voters and the news media that day, as they have throughout their campaign.

Queen Meg Entertains Workers During State’s Labor Day Festivities
Monday, Sept. 6

7:30 a.m., LA Labor Day Breakfast, Los Angeles Cathedral, 555 West Temple, L.A.

10:00 a.m., Harbor Labor Day Parade, starts Banning Park, 131 Eubank Av., Wilmington

3:00 p.m., Alameda Labor Day Picnic, MLK Shoreline Park, 7250 Doolittle Dr, Oakland

“The stakes are high for Californians this election.  Do we really want to hand even more power over to the Wall Street crowd who have done such damage to our communities?  Nurses value caring, compassion, and community, which is why we’re leading the fight to stop Whitman, Fiorina, and their Wall Street values,” said Malinda Markowitz, RN, co-President of the CNA/NNU.

Princess Carly will continue her quest to present her alter ego, Carly Fiorina, with a certificate reflecting the recent award naming her one of the 20 worst CEOs in history.  HP lost 60 percent of its value during her tenure, and she laid off 28,000 workers, for which she was fired, walking away with $100 million in compensation.

Queen Meg, an icon of this year’s California election, has become such an irritant to the Whitman campaign with her sharp satire of an out-of-touch monarch, that it responded by declaring an unprecedented war on the state’s nurses.  

Among the many similarities of these two ex-CEO candidates is the lack of concern they have shown with voting and women’s civic participation for their entire adult lives, until given the chance to vote for themselves.  Fiorina has voted in just five of 18 elections since the year 2000; details are lacking on Whitman’s self-described “atrocious” record, which may be even worse.