PROPS TO PATRICK MEIGHAN

After months of procrastination, the inspiration for the first post of Recession Cafe ends up being the words of a real scribe. I spotted this account on a colleague’s Facebook page. It’s written by Patrick Meighan, a writer for “Family Guy,” who I met on the lines of my own union’s struggle for a better contract a few years back.

Patrick Meighan is a real stand-up guy. He knows the meaning of solidarity. During the Screen Actor’s Guild fight from 2007-2008, he was out there with us nearly every day. He marched. He chanted, He gave fiery talks on the megaphone. All in solidarity with us actors.

What happened to him, along with 291 other people, standing up to the unmitigated greed of the 1% who are making a fortune on the backs of the rest of us, is an outrage. Here’s his story…

My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan: My Occupy LA Arrest, by Patrick Meighan: My name is Patrick Meighan, and Iā€™m a husband, a father, a writer on the Fox animated sitcom ā€œ Family Guy ā€, and a member of the Unitarian U…

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