Ladies and gentlemen, I am going to ask something of you. It is not a difficult thing, all you have to do is go someplace and stand there as a witness to a historic and powerful event. I am asking you to come to City Hall on Nov 30th, that's a Thursday, at 2pm to support the adoption of a resolution by the Portland City Council to Bring the Troops Home Now! You don't have to sign anything. We don't even want signs, so you don't have to carry anything. Just come, help send a clear message to the City Council and the World by your presence.
I don't want the City Council to have any doubt that this is something the people of Portland want. I want to see EVERYONE there. I am envisoning a sea of bodies spilling out of City Hall, crowding the entire city block and across the street, anticipating the "Yes" vote....so many people that all the news comes out for it and the world press picks it up....so many people that when the "Yes" comes the windows rattle at the top of the Federal building from the cheers of the crowd...so many people that no one will ever say that just a few fringe elements with dubious motivations pressured the council by nefarious means.....so many people that perhaps our brothers and sisters around the world will know that the sleeping giant has always been the American People and we are waking up to demand an end to the Occupation! Come to City Hall, all of you, bring your friends and relatives and everyone you can think of to bring on Nov 30, 2006 at 2pm and let's show the world Portland wants our Troops Home Now!