Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Hillary supporters to march at DNC

The Roocky:
Hillary Clinton supporters will march through Denver during the Democratic National Convention to show appreciation for the New York senator's historic primary run and urge the party to place her name in nomination.

The city issued a permit Tuesday to Colorado Women Count/Women Vote for a parade on Aug. 26 - the 88th anniversary of women's suffrage and the date Clinton is rumored to be speaking at the DNC.

The group also will team with 18 Million Voices, a national organization of Clinton supporters, for a rally in a yet-to-be-determined Denver park.
The D-blog noted 18 Million Voices' (formerly "Rise Hillary Rise") plans a while ago (scroll way down, or, if you've got the time, read Tasha's anti-R68 screed again. It's pretty funny, he alleged).

More: Tent Staters meet with City Park residents:

Organizers of the planned anti-war Tent State University at City Park during the Democratic National Convention tried Tuesday night to address concerns of residents who are worried that protesters won't meet certain conditions set by Denver officials.
Adam Jung, a Tent State organizer, met with about 80 residents and city officials at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in City Park to answer questions and update them on the status of the planning.

While some residents applauded the group's efforts to meet with civic and neighborhood associations, critics remained unsatisifed that Tent State University can handle the estimated 50,000 people expected during the four-day event, Aug. 24-27. . . .

Jung plans to hold a news conference today to announce the group's "non-negotiable camping plans." But he vowed that protesters will abide by the curfew.

Organizers plan to offer bands, speakers and other entertainment in the southwest section of City Park.

The biggest day is expected to take place Aug. 27, when organizers hope to draw 20,000 people for a march - on city sidewalks - to downtown Denver, where they hope to deliver their anti-war message to convention delegates.

Denver's Parks and Recreation Department has given Tent State University a conditional permit. Organizers have until Friday to meet the 10 conditions - including plans for sound systems, trash collection and removal, sanitation, drinking water, parking and security - imposed on them by city officials. The group's permit could be revoked if it doesn't meet those conditions. . . .

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