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Community to Rally Against NAZI Group

For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2003
Community to Rally Against NAZI Group

Olympia, WA--On Monday, July 3rd 2006 in Olympia,
concerned community members from Olympia and the
surrounding Puget Sound region will be rallying to
oppose the presence of a neo-Nazi group called the
National Socialist Movement (NSM) in our community.
For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2003

Contacts: Peter Bohmer 360 867-6431
 bohmerp@evergreen.edu
Jeff Berryhill 253 334-8781
 j_bhill@hotmail.com

Community to Rally Against NAZI Group

Olympia, WA--On Monday, July 3rd 2006 in Olympia,
concerned community members from Olympia and the
surrounding Puget Sound region will be rallying to
oppose the presence of a neo-Nazi group called the
National Socialist Movement (NSM) in our community.

The rally will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Tivoli
Fountain on the capitol campus, with plans to conclude
at sometime after 4:00 p.m.—the NSM has a permit to
occupy the steps of the capitol from 2-4 p.m.

The Olympia Movement for Justice and Peace has played
a central role in spearheading the organizing
necessary for conducting the rally and we strongly
urge other organizations to join us in seizing this
opportunity to demonstrate, with a fundamental goal of
building a sustainable and ongoing movement working
for racial, economic, and social justice.

A broad cross-section of communities, including
members of diverse ethnicities, genders, sexual
orientations, religions, and political persuasions
will confront this group peaceably, utilizing various
non-violent tactics, demonstrating that the white
supremacist, NSM, will not be tolerated, especially in
our town. The counter-rally is one of numerous
activities the Olympia community has participated in,
including educational workshops, outreach, and
community organizing that numerous individuals and
organizations have played crucial roles in
facilitating.

The direction and objectives of our demonstrations,
are intended to affirm and celebrate diversity. We
seek to use this unfortunate occurrence, the rallying
of a neo-Nazi hate group in our town, to create a
celebratory afternoon of community solidarity,
drowning out the negative message promoted by the NSM,
forming an atmosphere of unity and compassion, and
turning their rally of hate into one for racial,
economic and social equality.






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