Monday, May 25, 2009

Chicago 2nd Amendment Freedom Rally 2009!

Yes, we're doing it again! For the second year in a row, on June 26, 2009, Illinois gun owners will gather at the Thompson Building in Chicago (that's across the street from Mayor Daley's offices) to show that Chicago is not the anti-gun capital that people think. It's the Second Amendment Freedom Rally!

SAFR 2009 is now only a little over a month away, and I haven't even made a thread for marshal volunteers yet!

So, here's your chance. If you were a marshal last year, you know it was no problem at all. There will be one or two changes this year, including a little clearer system for everyone to know where their area of responsibility will be, but the venue is a really good one and I don't anticipate any problems. There are no bad seats on the plaza, so no one will be missing anything to be a marshal.

If you didn't get a chance to help last year, and you'd like to pitch in this time, jump aboard and welcome!

For those unfamiliar with the marshals' jobs, we do a variety of things:

  • Define the area and keep people out of the street for safety,
  • Keep the crowd from blocking entrances to the building or the sidewalks around the plaza,
  • Help people find signs, information, restrooms, water, etc.
  • Communicate with security and police personnel to handle emergencies (like the medical emergency at the Capitol during IGOLD this year)
  • Look cheerful and answer questions, and most importantly:
  • Seriously, this next thing is really important, so pay attention:
  • Enjoy ourselves and have a fun day with like-minded people.

Last year, I anticipated helping with cleanup, but as it turned out, our crowd just doesn't produce much garbage, and a few of us spent maybe 10 minutes at most picking up a few things and counting chairs. Last year, at the very first SAFR, we drew a crowd between 500 and 1000, which filled the plaza pretty well. This time could be a great deal larger; there's more grassroots advertising going on in Chicago itself this time.

So, who wants to help?
Please post or PM reliable contact information. Email is best.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

我想成人光碟不知道好不好看。

Don Gwinn said...

I'm not going to lie, that's a little anti-climactic.

Anonymous said...

我要抽脂來幫我處理一下。

Illinois vote said...

Back for a 2nd time .... they like your work Don! Perhaps one of your foreign exchange students?

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