PlanetJanet: Here are a few pictures from the event in DC. About 3000 signed up for the event and the crowd looks like it could be that big. About half of Lafayette Park was taken up by the crowd. The event started with a march by the American Federation of Teachers who marched down 16th St and into the Park. They had about a hundred marchers with several chants. I most liked Classrooms, Not Cages. One very moving moment for me was as they read the names and ages of children who have died in US custody, along with the manner and place of death. After each name, we answered “Let freedom ring forever”. The event finished with us all singing This Little Light of Mine”. I love that song. Congresswoman Norma Torres spoke briefly.
Love little Miss Liberty up in the tree!
James E. Powell: This march was organized as San Diego but was more specifically in San Ysidro, right at the border crossing to Tijuana. I’m no good at estimating crowds, but the march, once it got going, was over a quarter mile long, filling two lanes. When we all got to the border, we had the same kind of speeches RandyG in Tuscon mentioned, with the same results. It did not help that we were standing right next to the train stop.
Misswhatsis in Peterborough, New Hampshire: This is left to right a state senator, Jeanne Dietsch, a state Rep (me) a local choir leader, and a Peterborough select board member leading the singing.
More to come…