Saturday, August 22, 2009

Recess Rally Report

I'm working on something big so this is going to be short and sweet! :)

The recess rally was AWESOME! We stretched from a bit east of 5th Ave NE all the way west to the freeway!! At the peak, around 1:00 p.m. we had, by my count, about 300 people there. We had so many honks and waves and thumbs up from people driving by as well! Of course, this is Seattle, so we also had people flipping us off and yelling hateful things and using the "f" word a lot, but the majority of the reactions were positive.

Apparently KOMO, KIRO, and Q13 were there, and of the three, KOMO had some pretty fair coverage. One of the stations said we had dozens and one said we had 75. Um. No. We had at least 300, and I know this because I spent 10 minutes walking from east of 5th all the way down to the freeway and counted, thank you very much.

Stay tuned for more info about newly scheduled town halls and other important info. Now back to my research...

1 comment:

  1. I thought you might like to have a report on the New Orleans area rally -- I posted a few pics on my blog and added a little commentary:

    "One pic shows Dr. Glenn Dubroc, one of our organizers and very knowledgeable speakers on health issues, taking a pic of "his first Angry Mob" from the podium. Heh. Another depicts the "loyal opposition" -- 3 folks across the street, one in a wheelchair, one in a stroller. The remainder are crowd and sign shots, one taken from the 3d level of the Macy's parking deck (where we had done a little shopping, so were we legitimately entitled to park there!).


    One estimate puts the crowd at 1,200 (there were lots of folks bunched up in the all-too-precious shade beneath the trees). Our local newspaper, the Times-Picayune, actually printed a picture of the crowd for a change, but mistakenly captioned it to state that Senator David Vitter (R-LA) had organized the protest. *CHOKE* The organizers firmly told his office, when said office called to inquire about a publicity opp, that the Senator was welcome to attend, but that he, like any other elected official, would not be given the opportunity to speak. And the organizers remained true to their word! Let's see what the Times-Pic does in its itty-bitty, teensy font, page 53 retraction."

    http://moogiep.blogspot.com/2009/08/recess-rally-tea-party-on-health-care.html

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