Break Out Your Orange Hunting Vest
A group of Stockton activists led by Margee Ensign and John Morearty will be leading a protest tomorrow at Vice President Dick Cheney’s Stockton fundraiser for Richard Pombo. The appearance is slated for Monday, May 22, 4:30 p.m. at the Fox/Bob Hope Theater (Main Street @ San Joaquin Street) in downtown Stockton. You can join the protest either on foot or in a vehicle.
They are asking people to WALK OR DRIVE AROUND DOWNTOWN WITH PROTEST SIGNS.
There are different protest options available for your convenience:
From 3:00 p.m. onward, you can gather near the Victory Park fire station. If you will be protesting in your vehicle, organizers will help you decorate your car. They will have signs and tape. If you will be protesting on foot, you can get signs at the park or make your own. DO NOT PUT YOUR SIGN ON A WOODEN STICK. If you do, police will confiscate it.
Park downtown. There is meter parking on south Center St. and north El Dorado, just across from the Civic Auditorium/City Hall/public library, around Martin Luther King Plaza; 25 cents an hour, ten hours. There is also a new parking garage just south of Channel St., 1/2 block north of Weber; enter on Hunter or San Joaquin Streets.Oh, and there will be a dress code. All participants are encouraged to wear orange (hunting vests preferred) in honor of “Scattershot” Cheney.
We suggest the following walking loop, for maximum visibility:
In front of the Fox, turn left/north on San Joaquin one block to Weber, turn left/west one block to Hunter, turn right/north a block and a half to the Cinema plaza, turn left/west through the plaza, turn left/south on El Dorado two blocks to the pedestrian mall south of the Bank of America, turn left/east through the Hunter Square fountain plaza and you are in front of the Fox again.
While walking, Do not obstruct pedestrian traffic. We have the legal right to walk peacefully with signs, not blocking other foot traffic!
After the walking and driving, about six o'clock, we'll gather for coffee, soda, beer and Tales of War and Peace at the Casa Flores, on the corner of Weber and Hunter streets. They also have good and inexpensive Mexican food.