Come rally with me late Friday afternoon and tell Tillis what you think

Good people of Blue NC, especially those of you near Asheboro or within a sane drive to Asheboro (I am talking about you Greensboro!) -- why not leave work early this Friday and join me and a bunch of other people unhappy with Thom Tillis and all he represents at a rally? We'll be gathering in Asheboro at 4 PM on Friday to protest the unconstitutional post-midnight legislative session called by GOP lawmakers last month as well as their ever more lousy public policies. It will be held right before House Speaker Thom Tillis’s town hall (see details after the jump). A couple hours protesting and you can be on your way to a good weekend suffused with a sense of accomplishment -- plus we could meet in person and... there's nothing like a good protest rally to get the blood going!

We have the signs and have cleared things with the town to be there, so all we really need are some on-the-ground troops. People are free to advocate for whatever the issue of their choice is, of course, and to bring signs of their own. We’ll have people with us advocating for women's rights, protesting cuts to public education and environmental regulations, and representing many other issues. Some of them will also be going inside to ask questions when the town hall starts at 5:00 PM but you could just stay outside and chant if you want.

People can call me at 919-855-2401, Ext. 2 or email me at katymunger@progressnc.org if they need details or would like to RSVP.

Here is the rally info:

Rally Before the Thom Tillis Town Hall Meeting: Asheboro
Friday, February 3, 2012
Randolph County Historic Courthouse
145 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC
Rally starts at 4:00 PM
Town Hall starts at 5:00 PM

I really hope that some of you will say, "Why not?" and jump in your cars and join us. It's time to take it to the streets!

Comments

Let's do this thing

I will be popping this into my calendar momentarily. Beyond showing up I have absolutely no idea what to do, but if this cold abates in time I can definitely chant and carry signs. Asheboro is a short drive down US64 from me, and after a week (or three) spent waiting for business to pick up again it will be good to actually do something useful for a change.

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

awesome Thurman!

That's great news -- what outrage would you like to protest, pray tell?

You can always just choose a sign that appeals to you, join in the chants, and look patriotic...

But basically we just stand around and crack jokes! It's fun.

Katy Munger,
Progress North Carolina Action
www.progressncaction.org

Lead, follow or get out of the way....

I'm just there for the solidarity

My goal in life is to tie every issue back to every other issue and blame it all on the GOP!

But seriously, the one issue nearest and dearest to my heart can't get the time of day from anyone with any power, no matter which side they're on - hemp prohibition. Hurts farmers, hurts industry, hurts patients, hurts the economy, hurts everybody, and unconstitutional too, but raising that issue gets me written off in many circles, so I usually keep quiet.

Hoping to drag my wife away from her homework, and probably my son too, if you think appropriate. Give him a taste of what it's all about.

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Yes, bring the whole famn damily!

How old is you son? I may drag my daughter along, too, so they can protest together -- never hurts to have all ages there!

Katy Munger,
Progress North Carolina Action
www.progressncaction.org

Lead, follow or get out of the way....

He's almost 11

He'd probably appreciate a younger face in the crowd

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"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

Never too young

My 7 year old comes with me to rallies and meetings. She's been coming with me for years and has been in various campaign flyers and video and on TV. It helps to have a lot of snacks, and a fully charged iPhone with game apps.