The publicity working group is a part of the collection of activists that is doing a majority ( as far as we know) of the work for the upcoming Bush Protest. We are informally known as the Columbia Park Group and have divided into working groups to more efficiantly deal with tasks. I am writing a report back for one of these working groups, the publicity group.
We are in charge of getting the word out about this protest and so far we have been pursuing this through getting a vast amount of flyers out to Portland and handing out quatersheets at large events such as concerts and speeches. There are also radio interviews and newspaper articles upcoming but these are being handled by media working group. There are also non-associated publicity work being done by people around town who have dropped banners, wheatpasted and spraypainted messages of resistance.
We as a group do not advocate or dis-advocate these activitys for leagal reasons but do what you can to spread the word!
If you are intrested in helping out with our group please come to our next meeting- Tuesday the 19th at Laurlhurst Park (next to the duck pond) at 5pm. We know that this is two days before the protest but in our mind these days are the most critical and besides we have meetings every other day. We are also sorry that we changed the date on people that already knew about this. Please keep in mind that this is just for publicity so please hold your stratagy, goal, ideoligy concerns and come to help us figure out how to flyer the whole town!
Our report back at this point is that we have made about 3000 flyers and distrubuted about 2500. We will try to get another 2000 within the next couple days. These cost and we are badly in need of funds/ free copying capabilitys! If you want flyers to put up than please stop by the Red and Black cafe and put up a stack that you can realisticly distribute, you can also pick up flyers or donate money at the Publicity meeting or the large meeting that is coming up (and will be posted).
Places that are already being flyered are as follows:
Please help us fill in the obvious gaps! Post what other areas of town are being hit up and remember that all of the streets above are being posted on by only one or two people! We need help.
Also we are trying to pass out flyers at events like music shows, rallys and speeches. So grab a stack of flyers, a staple gun, a friend and help us make this protest amazing!