Posts Tagged alaska women
by frsbdg Sun Sep 14, 2008 at 07:30:42 AM PDT
Well, it didn’t work. Despite overcast skies and a forecast for rain, there was a rally here today. Oh man, was there! In fact, it was by most accounts the largest protest rally in the history of Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News wrote that the rally drew an "estimated" 1500 people. Let me be clear: the organizers used a hand-clicker and counted at least 1,483 Alaskans, mostly women, who showed up to say that Sarah Palin does not speak for them. They also counted 93 McCain/Palin supporters. The national media loves to say that Sarah Palin enjoys an "80% popularity rating" in Alaska. Do the math on todays rally, and you’d need a faith-based calculator to get 80%. This was grassroots activism at its best – Alaskans coming out to speak their minds on a host of issues. Here are some still pics, I’ll update with video later today.
UPDATE 2: Wow, I just have to say how blown away I am this morning. I feel privileged to share the feelings of these strong, independent-thinking women with everyone. The passion of the last woman in the video just takes my breath away.
UPDATE: And the video is here! Gotta love iMovie!