Peter DeFazio, Peter Bergel, Johnny Lake, and other singers and performers sang and spoke out against Bush's unpopular War. About 1% of the population of Salem showed up today at Jackson Plaza, Willamette University. The university Chaplain and whe Willamette Students for Peace and Justice also spoke, as well as the co-chair of the Marion-Polk Greens.
Oregon PeaceWorks ( http://www.oregonpeaceworks.org/) collected Donations, 9-11 dollars were distributed, and Green Voice ( http://www.greenvoice.org/) issues were also distributed.
Overall, people were cheery despite the drizzle, where the theme of the event was that we must participate in Democracy to be heard.
Peter DeFazio spoke of his reasons for pushing a bill to repeal the Congressional "authorization of Bush".
House members supposedly get access to "inside knowledge". DeFazio thinks Powell's claims are unconvincing. The crowd gave him huge cheers as he spoke from his conscience and told of even his friends in D.C. not wanting "to revisit the issue."
A sidewalk counter counted 1070+ marchers with an estimated 100-200 people who came after the march.