We had a wonderful turnout – 75 people signed in and signed the civility pledge! It was wonderful to see the packed house, it was standing room only.
Lots of people stood and attested to why they had come, many saying they were frustrated the way the media was portraying the average citizen and that they felt we needed a voice, a sane and civil voice, to be heard on the issues that matter to us all.
(Here’s the link to the Channel 8 News report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMdbHVoOiO0
The meeting was organized by Mike James and Frank Gormlie after becoming aware of the movement only two weeks ago.
Frank led the first part of the meeting, laying out the ground rules, the short history of the movement, the purpose and the intended scope of the meeting.
We split into four groups, generally based on where people were coming from geographically. We discussed topics that were important to each group, decided a location where the smaller groups could meet on the 27th of March (or sooner) and got to know each other a little bit. The group I was in pledged to try and bring someone with us to the next meeting.
I was proud to see so many people there, especially many people who said they had only heard about it that morning. I am inspired and look forward to more.
Wake up and stand up!
Video by Mike James.