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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:38 PM

Just got back from the MoveOn rally

in Vancouver, WA. It was relatively small--maybe 100 people altogether--but it was held in the same place and time as the weekly Farmers' Market, so a lot of people at least got to hear us. LOL I'd say at least 40% of the crowd consisted of old Sixties Counterculturalists like me. I imagine the one being held across the river in Portland was bigger and younger.

I took photos, but for some reason my ancient iPhone will not send to my email. I'll keep fiddling with it....

My favorite sign read "Jail to the Chief."

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Reply Just got back from the MoveOn rally (Original post)
trev Jun 2019 OP
marlakay Jun 2019 #1
trev Jun 2019 #3
Hortensis Jun 2019 #9
trev Jun 2019 #13
Hortensis Jun 2019 #15
riversedge Jun 2019 #2
trev Jun 2019 #4
alwaysinasnit Jun 2019 #5
padah513 Jun 2019 #8
trev Jun 2019 #11
BlueJac Jun 2019 #6
hvn_nbr_2 Jun 2019 #7
trev Jun 2019 #14
kimbutgar Jun 2019 #10
trev Jun 2019 #12

Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

1. I read Portland rally was small too

I wonder why? I would have gone if i was in the country. Do people not care?

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Response to marlakay (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:51 PM

3. Given the mass turnout in Portland

for the Occupy Wall Street movement, I'm surprised and disappointed to hear this. Maybe they were afraid of more police brutality, as happened during Occupy. The Portland police are not exactly known for their liberal views....

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Response to marlakay (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:20 PM

9. Best guess most people are waiting.

A dozen investigations still ongoing, court cases still grinding through, the house not ready to act, etcetera. And that's just for those who are paying attention.

Thanks for the report, Trev. You guys made your point to those around and it's right to care. This is real.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:49 PM

13. We're making headway, IMO.

Maybe slowly, but definitely surely.

I didn't run into a single counterprotester.

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Response to trev (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 07:00 PM

15. Yes.

I believe those missing ones usually show in packs, no pack to buck each others' courage and aggression up, no guts.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:39 PM

2. Glad you were able to attend.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:52 PM

4. My first ever political rally. :)

I enjoyed it. Weather was perfect, too.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 05:44 PM

5. Just got back from impeachment rally in Santa Rosa, CA. Approximately 60 people. My favorite sign

"Just like Watergate only with stupid people."

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:20 PM

8. +1

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:46 PM

11. LOL

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 05:54 PM

6. I was raised there...

at least they showed some effort! Lots of Trump lovers there!

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:13 PM

7. I still have a "Jail to the Chief" bumpersticker from when it meant Nixon. nt

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Response to hvn_nbr_2 (Reply #7)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:50 PM

14. Awesome! nt

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Response to trev (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:23 PM

10. The fact it was announced within a week is because of the low turn out

Plus in the hot summer people donít get out. If they have another in September/October and really advertise it there will be bigger numbers. I am out of town but would have attended the rally where I live.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:48 PM

12. Probably true

although the weather was perfect--66 deg and clear--and the Farmers' Market was packed.

But yes, it was rather short notice. I saw a reporter and a photographer from the Columbian there, so it'll make a little news.

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