Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

ANOTHER PARADE

Lisa Savage (right) having a little "quality time" with Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) before the parade began. Snowe said she would not vote against war funding - saying we had to support the troops.
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We did another parade yesterday. This one was called the Old Hallowell Days Parade, held in a small town near the state capital in Augusta. There was a very large crowd there and we had 17 of us doing our war $$ home message.

When we hit the thick of the crowd we stopped and began chanting "Bring Our War $$ Home" and for the first time ever in one of these parades some of the folks watching the parade began chanting with us. It was unusual and very exciting.

We were the 52nd entry in the parade so we had to wait awhile to get going and as we waited the Democratic Party group marched by us. There in clump of folks was our Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and several of our folks ran out into the middle of the street and thanked her for voting NO on the war supplemental two weeks ago. She has seen us several times now at these kind of events so she knows we are working hard around the state and that we will not let go of this knot.

After this parade some of our folks drove further north to Bar Harbor so they could protest where Obama is on vacation with his family. Have not yet heard how that turned out.

I came home and washed the car and worked in the garden. It was a hot day but a good one. The public is catching on to our message.

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