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Rally to Restore Sanity: Portland, OR

A reasonably located rally, for reasonable people!
Free of charge, open to all reasonable people.
Please stay tuned to this page for more information as things are secured.
National Rally:  http://www.rallytorestoresanity.com/
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"

Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?

Seriously, who?

Because we're looking for those people. We're looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it's appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.

Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we'd like you to join us in Portland, OR on October 30 -- a date of no significance whatsoever -- at a much more reasonably located "Rally to Restore Sanity." Ours is a rally for the people who've been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) -- not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence... we couldn't. That's sort of the point.

Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we'll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don't. If you'd rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice... Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We'll make it worth your while.

Time: Saturday, October 30 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Waterfront Park @ Morrison Bridge. Portland, Oregon

homepage: homepage: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157156004304032


Updated info 21.Oct.2010 14:29

jesiah event_coordinator@portlandrally.com

Howdy - noticed that the info here is out of date!
Check  http://www.portlandrally.com for the most up to date info on Portland's Rally to Restore Sanity. Most notably, we have moved it to the Eastbank Esplanade Festival Plaza in order to accommodate the large number of expected attendees!
There, you will also find images to print out your own posters to promote sanity. Sweet!
The Facebook event page is a great place to RSVP so we can have a rough plan for the insane number of people demanding sanity:
 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157156004304032

Thanks!