Pamela Powers, a progressive voice for Arizona
I have been seriously jonesing to go to Washington, DC for the progressive rallies being held in October. After all I have a hybrid car and at least one person + 2 cattle dogs who would love to go on a road trip.
Problem is I also have a fulltime job and can’t take 2 weeks off for the round trip.
Ever since I learned about these 3 rallies, I have been pining away to hear Ed Schultz, Jon Stewart, and/or Stephen Colbert address the teeming throngs of progressives on the mall in DC, but alas…
Now, thanks to the ingenuity and marketing savvy of the Hotel Congress, Tucson progressives can enjoy the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or the March to Keep Fear Alive without leaving town. The rallies begin at 9 a.m. on 10-30-10.
Personally, I think they should secure Governor Jan Brewer and Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall as keynote speakers for the Keep Fear Alive rally.
For Restoring Sanity…hmmm…definitely there are no Arizona Republican politicians who could address a rally with that title– especially since Stewart called Arizona the “meth lab of democracy”. Maybe Dave Ewoldt or Andrew Weil?
Here is a link to the Tucson rally and a link list of other states and cities that are having rallies. And, of course, in case you’re not already distracted enough, you can follow it all on facebook and Twitter.
>Cool, thanks for the heads-up Pamela! It's near Halloween so someone should wear a Colbert mask and someone else should wear a Jon Stewart mask and they should battle over microphones.Sanity vs. Fear …game on.
>Yay! I too was wishing to be beamed eastward. This could be very fun! I imagine some great and funny signs. hmmmm.Thanks for the info Pam. I appreciate you articles, so contrats and good luck to you.
>Thanks for the heads-up – I, too, thought about heading to DC for the national event. Glad we can participate from here.
>Pamela, where will the Tucson rally be held? in/near Hotel Congress?I think Colbert invited folks to dress up in costumes which reveal whatever they fear the most. There's lot of possibilities.
>Thanks for the comments. Yes, the Tucson event will be at Hotel Congress. I contacted the contact person, whose e-mail is on one of the web links in the article. He said they were looking for ideas. They will be broadcasting the DC event– probably in the big meeting room in the front. They're also having breakfast specials. I think Connie Sanchez from Blondes for Brewer should show up. (Check out facebook for the back story on Connie and Jan Jan. The link is in the Goddard story.)
Thanks for the mention, Pamela. Transition Pima and Dave for Arizona are also hosting a parallel event–the Shockingly Sane Solutions Rally–from noon til 3 at 2602 E. Grant Rd. (We understand Tucson time 🙂 More than just talking heads, though, restoring sanity requires becoming aware that there is an alternative to the system that is making us insane. We’ll have a dozen (so far) local organizations who have a piece of the sane solution, as well as food, musicians, and other things to help support the needed shift back to cultural sanity.
After the election we will have lots of sanity restored.