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That Zucks? Facebook Founder's First Political Fundraiser To Be Besieged By Activists

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, February 13 2013

California activists are capitalizing on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's fundraising swing through Palo Alto Wednesday, bringing attention to the Republican's record on reproductive health services.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is holding his first political fundraiser at his house in Palo Alto Wednesday evening. (Christie is running for re-election this year in a high-profile campaign that's expected to cost a lot of money.) For their part, the CREDO activists want to remind "Zuck" and his guests of Christie's decision to slash $7.4 million from the state's budget for women's health, which meant the closure of six clinics, including two that were Planned Parenthood affiliates (CREDO is Planned Parenthood's largest corporate donor.)

The protests are scheduled to start in the early evening at 5.30 pm, and the activists plan on distributing photos of the events online afterwards.

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