We gathered again at City Hall where plenty of marchers wanted to be heard. Their voices came through loud and clear…..Bernie or bust! After the march to FDR park we gathered in huge numbers to hear Jill Stein deliver her speech and it was great. There’s no doubt the people are confused as to where to go during this campaign. What was very clear is that they are NOT voting for Hilary! The evening was cut short when torrential rains starting giving us all a nice bath after a very hot day. As everyone ran toward the subway protecting their equipment it was noticed that the huge stage and image projectors had been covered in plastic. There was going to be some great music, (more…)
Today more than 10,000 people lined the streets of Philly to protest for clean energy and responsible ways to take care of mother earth. It was a spectacle of great proportions as protestors took to the streets with their message. It was an honor to be part of this and then to take part in the Bernie Sanders march (with the ‘V’) rolling through the streets of Philly to chants and cheers as we headed to FDR park to meet those braves souls who walked the 3;5 miles to get there.
Certainly this stuff would not have been covered by the regular media, who continue to minimize the importance of our movements for change. The day ended with (more…)
The people came together today in a couple different locations and began the conversation about why, what and how to fix a broken system. Plenty of folks joined together to plan and network. The room eventually filled and every room was occupied with strong willed, “we need change” people hoping for a better democracy. Lots of Bernie fans wondering why he isn’t running on the green ticket. Over all it was a good show. I hope it goes further and not just another talk session. We need action and a plan if we’re going to make (more…)
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!
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…)
We are in awe with the progress that’s taking place on the infamous ‘V’. It was a lot of work removing the mountains of tape which secured the posters on one side of the ‘V’. No matter how hard we tried, keeping it in tact and looking nice was difficult. The weather had played its toll on it for the past months as it mainly sat (other than a couple day or weekend adventures & the odd protest) in the backyard of Pueblo House. No longer will the pieces of posters being flying off as we occupy the roads! All the stickers ad posters have been removed. The artists Alais Clay (from Denver) and Brett Jones (from Utah) have painstakingly removed all traces of stickers, cleaned, scraped and sanded this beautiful beast and have now transformed it into a work of art for all to see. Everyone around the Country will be able to enjoy for years to come. We don’t know how to thank these artists enough. (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…)
How exciting to be back occupying the roads! Since just Dec. 21st we’ve been roaming the streets of southern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona to soak up some sun and meet new people.
First we met James who dropped a box of food and drinks at our doorstep and then stopped by to give us some information. Next we ran into a Cold War protestor named Mikey who shared a few of her stories. (more…)
We’d like to welcome Marcel Kuemmet who arrived last week to lend a hand fixing the Li’l stone house, where we’re building a future music and art space for kids on the Eastside of Pueblo. We’re excited with all that’s been happening here to get us to the finish line with our music space. We can’t wait until we can use it for Friday night open mic.
The “V” was in Trinidad, CO this past week for a the Southeast Regional Philanthropy Days. Over 3 days we pitched our case for a grant so we could fund our vision of 3 functional houses all offering unique things. The media house will be the most expensive to fix and we’ll definitely need grant help to make that happen. If anyone knows of grant writers send them our way (more…)