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Equality Rally – End of March

Equality Rally November 15 Salt Lake City – More video

More footage of event

Going to line up for the March, we had to walk by the Counter Protesters

Equality Rally – More Videos

I’ll be adding more videos to this post as I get them uploaded.

This one is of the crowd during some entertainment:

More footage of the crowd and speakers at the Equality Rally, Salt Lake City, November 15 in tandem with National Actions.

Equality Rally Video

I took this video of a friend attempting to engage counter protesters. Pretty eye-opening.

Equality Rally Photos

These are photos I took at yesterday’s Equality Rally. I was there as not only a supporter, but also with Utah’s Radical Cheerleaders, Pom Poms Not Bomb Bombs. There are some photos, too, of the counter protesters.

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Equality Rally News

I will be posting my own photos and videos later today. Below are news items I have found on the Equality Rally and Vigil held yesterday in Salt Lake City in tandem with the National Call to Action. You can view the comments to these news articles by clicking on the link.

Deseret News

Hundreds take to S.L. streets to protest, support Prop. 8 ban on gay marriage
By Ethan Thomas, Aaron Falk and Joseph M. Dougherty
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Today’s protest and vigil

Join The Impact Demonstration/March for Equality!

I will be attending the rally at the City County Building in downtown Salt Lake Today.  There is also a vigil tonight (see below) that looks like it will be quite inspiring.

Posted on the Utah PRIDE website

ccbuilding.jpg Join the Impact is planning rallies at City Halls across the nation (up to 80 cities currently in 49 states).  Let your voice be heard!

What: A demonstration and march

When: Saturday November 15, 2008 @ 11:30A

Where: Salt Lake City & Country Bldg (451 South State Street)

Who: Everyone who stands up for equality FOR ALL

Join us at the Utah Pride Center for a sign making party in Cafe Marmalade at 6P on Friday, November 14, 2008. 

Later Saturday evening, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City will again be gathering, this time for a Candlelight Vigil – there will be peaceful, uniting music and amazing company, culminating with "EQUALITY" spelled out on the Utah State Capitol lawn with 10,000 candles.

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Join the Impact Salt Lake – Equality March
Join the Impact – Equality Vigil


Thank you Cynthia and Rosa!

Greens:  Read and Sign the letter here

November 13, 2008

Dear Cynthia McKinney, Rosa Clemente, Lucy Grider-Bradley, John Judge and the 2008 Power to the People Campaign…

We are delegates and alternates of the Green National Committee of the Green Party of the United States as well as other Greens from around the country who want to convey our most heartfelt and deepest appreciation to you for running for president on behalf of the Green Party.

We know it was not easy for you and that you sacrificed on many levels. We admire your courage and the light you generated throughout your campaign in spite of it.

Through it all, we got to know you, Rosa, Lucy and John better and the communities you represent – Black, Latina/o-Hispanic, Hip Hop, Women, Reconstruction Party. While we may not have broken through to the White House, achieved 5% of the vote, or won state ballot access for 2012, we have broken through other barriers that are very important to Green Party success. Together, we have brought people who typically are separate closer together.

We fervently hope all of you will work within the Green Party to achieve greater inclusion and to spread it throughout the Party. There are many many opportunities for everyone. We don’t promise that it will be easy, but you will find many supporters. You will also find a party that has built structures upon which much can be done to achieve these goals and many others necessary to someday become the viable party this country and world so badly needs. The Green Party is unique among parties in that it is a global party existing in almost 90 countries, all sharing the same values and working together to bring about change.

We extend our deepest appreciation for your historic Green Party campaign, your choice of Rosa Clemente as a running mate, for John Judge who handled an enormous amount of media, the incredible Lucy Grider-Bradley in charge of finances and the FEC and to everyone on your campaign team. Most of all. we appreciated the experience of our forces being joined and bonded. We have been deeply touched, our awareness expanded and our hopes strengthened.

As the country acclaims the historical event of the first African American elected President of the United States, we hail history with you, your campaign, the people it brought together and the choice it gave on the ballot. How proud we were to mark you and Rosa on our ballots.

Let us go to the future together. Let us make that future together.

On behalf of Delegates and Alternate Delegates of
The Green National Committee of the
Green Party of the United States
And Other Greens From Around the Country:

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Protests this weekend in Salt Lake City and Logan as part of Nationwide Effort against Prop 8

Logan - Join the Impact: Find Your City

City Hall: 255 N Main Street Logan Ut, 84321 – 11:30am
Salt Lake City:  451 S State St # 304, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 – 11:30am
                            elaineballfr@gmail.com – (801) 654-7614


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