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United Poor People Will Protest at City Hall, Wednesday May 28th

The United Poor People will be protesting at City Hall this Wednesday. Come down and support their campaign against the sit/lie and no-camping ordinances.
The United Poor People will be protesting at City Hall this Wednesday. Come down and support their campaign against the sit/lie and no-camping ordinances.

This will be a rolling protest, with folks showing up at 9:00 AM, resting and reorganizing at Chapman Square at 10:00 AM, flyering and picketing during the lunch hour (12:00-1:00) followed by another break. Picketing and flyering will pick back up around 4:30, and Food Not Bombs will be serving at 6:00. Other food will be showing up during the day, and people are definitely encouraged to bring what they can.

Folks interested in demonstrating are welcome to show up anytime, and are encouraged to bring sign making supplies. Markers and white poster board are especially welcome. For more information, email  UnitedPoorPeople@gmail.com.

Ongoing Protest EVERY WEDNESDAY from 9:00am till 5:00pm 29.May.2008 21:55

UPP UnitedPoorPeople@gmail.com

We will be protesting every Wednesday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Wednesday is the same day as the City Council meetings, where next Wednesday (6/04/08) all 5 speaking slots haven been taken by folks speaking on the sit/lie & no camping ordinances and related issues! We need more people to speak at each City Council meeting, and folks to come down and walk around City Hall with us!

Anyone who wishes to may bring food, as it allows those who are out there to get one of their meals on-site. Coffee is also ALWAYS appreciated (especially on rainy days).

We usually have information to give out to passers-by, and we also have a morning sign making session and usually can always use more art supplies and sign-making materials (like sticks and staple-guns, and clear tape).

If you wish to come out and join us, or just drop something off in support of us, go to Chapman Square around 9:00am on Wednesday morning, and we'll be there rain or shine.

Thanks to everyone who has already given us so much wonderful support. We never would have gotten this far without you! Much love!