The OTR gang left Pueblo on Tuesday and as of 8 am Thursday we are about 500 miles from Philly, making great time on our journey to the People’s Convention. Could it be any hotter? Our air conditioner is not working well. Needless to say it’s a wee bit warm in the back, so we’re all fighting over who’s going to drive! Plenty of laughs are being had as we make our way to the destination, it’s too hot to stop! There’s no generator so we’re hoping to get power at the final stop. Just gets better doesn’t it….but it doesn’t curb the laughter aboard the ‘V’.
The OTR RV will be heading out of Pueblo, CO on July 19th and heading to Philly for the People’s Revolution the DNC Convention. We are looking forward to the trip east where we hope to meet all our friends also attending these events. We encourage everyone who can to join us for this historic event.
The ‘V’ is ready!
What a beautiful trip as we drove through Pagosa Springs and visited the hot springs…wow. Came across an indigenous school and they all loved the RV. I interviewed teacher Belinda Garcia (teacher) about their school, then they interviewed me about OTR. We then drove to Durango where we occupied Walmarts parking lot until this morning before heading to Oscars for an amazing breakfast. The people are quite friendly here and the city is very clean. Later it’s off to Telluride, Montrose and Salida on our way back to Pueblo. (more…)
Our dear friend and musician Salvatore Pace has lost his battle with cancer and left us today (Mar. 13th). We know he’s in a better place and finally free of his pain.
Please send me any pictures you might have of special moments with Salvator so that we can add them to the “celebration of life” movie being produced.
This is from his son Tory….
My father, Salvatore Pace, passed away at 1:11 AM last night taking away the pain that consumed his body. Dad was an amazing person who left a mark on everyone he met. If you knew him, you know what I’m talking about. He was one of a kind, and the absolutely kindest person I’ve ever met.
His friend Janet Wilson has offered to put together a video and slideshow of his life for his memorial party. She needs photos from all parts of his life. If you have any, please send her a direct message or email her pictures to email@example.com. Stay posted for a date and time for the party.
Today we participated in the MLK march with Pueblo Veterans for Peace and other groups who joined in to make this 30th year special. Since the RV is adorned with MLK and Rosa Parks it was fitting to have it part of the march. I enjoyed meeting many new people and seeing some of the old familiar faces. Thanks to Catherine Calderon & Michael Stapleton who helped make the “other side” of the RV a little nicer this morining in our rush to get going (we still had the paint from election times on there…oops).
We’re planning some additions to the WIKI side this year for our remaining revolutionairies…like Caesar Chavez, Malcolm X and more. Anyone want to help paint lol? (more…)
Regarding the Cinco de Mayo parade & charges recently dropped. There is a saying/poem that I remembered went around during the height of occupy, which came to light recently which seemed fitting to share once again, since Matt Martin, who took on this highly controversial case, is fighting for the underdog…me! Thank goodness for those who do the right thing because (more…)
Fiesta Day Parade was fantastic this year! The streets were lined with tons of people…it was probably one of the most well attended parades in which we’d participated. We got lots of cheers as we rolled though the streets, especially when people saw the revolutionary side of the ‘V’ where all the hero’s reside (thanks to Brett & Alais). We got lucky following a live band who played some great music as we rolled down the streets. Thanks to Salvatore Pace and John Camilli (more…)
It was a fantastic day to spread the news about Monsanto and let shoppers know what’s really up with their food. Some of course have no interest…even though they have no idea what your talking about, protesting and don’t care to know. But, those that honked, listened and cared were plentiful. Every year we reach more people to help the cause and this was no exception. (more…)
Today I presented for the League of Women Voters luncheon on the topic of “Occupy the Roads (how it all started) and the Pueblo House (and our 3 houses in the works) under “Occupy the Roads Foundation”. (Janet)
A wonderful time was had roaming the streets of Truth or Consequences, Hatch and Deming, New Mexico and then into Arizona through Casa Grande. Beautiful weather and some new friends met. Felt real good to be back out in the streets. (more…)