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Community Education, Workshops, And Bike Rally To Be Held


On August 4th in the Portland Rose Garden Complex Democracy Rising will kick off the People Have The Power Tour. The tour is an effort to reclaim the high ground not just in politics but in all matters within the local communities that the rallies will be held. Ralph Nader and other prominent figures will be speaking and performing. Pre-rally there will be free Education Centers, held from 11:00 am to 6 pm in the Memorial Coliseum, that have been organized to offer action-enabling information on a huge range of progressive issues. Post-rally events will include free Action Centers, to be held from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Rose Garden, where interested citizens can become directly involved with ongoing campaigns and organizations.

Protest the Rally Organized by people who feel Nader voters gave votes to Bush in the last election, a protest will be held outside the Coliseum at 5 pm.

Ride Together to the Coliseum In conjunction will be a permitted bike rally, which will gather under the west side of the Burnside Bridge at Noon. The rally will circle downtown and end at the Memorial Coliseum. Noise makers and crazy costumes are encouraged.

Schedule in brief:
11 am - 6 pm Education Centers at Memorial Coliseum
12 noon - 1 pm Bike Rally starting under the west side of the Burnside Bridge
6:30 - 9:00 pm Rally at the Rose Garden Arena speakers include Ralph Nader, Danny Glover, Jello Biafra, Medea Benjamin and others. TICKETS REQUIRED (ticket cost and pickup locations)
9:00 - 10:00 pm Action Centers at the Rose Garden Arena

Contact information for all events:
Democracy Rising Event Office
408 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portand
phone 503-223-2790
(volunteers assistance is still needed)

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