Last time Bush came to town, several thousand welcomed him with a spirited protest. When Ashcroft came to town, several hundred people showed up (with very little notice) to welcome him.
With nearly a month to get ready, we should be able to organize a pretty large, powerful, Portland-style reception. I see that Black Cross has committed to support actions, as others surely will.
But these few weeks before his visit will pass very quickly. We should get going on this right away.
Some things that would probably be good to have ready:
-A centralized meeting time and place for a massive protest, and tons of publicity to let folks know
-Affinity groups ready to go
-Lots of beautiful signs, puppets, theater, pageantry (can Art and Revolution host some work parties?)
-Other kinds of support like jail support, lawyerly types, etc
We don't need tons of structure to make this happen, but some organization would help.
I think we should set up spokescouncil or whatever meetings for the three weeks left before the 21st. Maybe on different days each week, since they are already lots of meetings happening. Anyone have access to a good meeting space? Is there an organization out there that is willing to commit some resources to this? What about a phone number, email, website to help folks plug in? What else is needed?
Let's make it happen!