Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Update 4:15 State House Rally
by Annie Spencer
After securing Hope in Action campaign aid, S.A.V.E. is currently working on mobilizing hundreds of activists including high school students to rally at the State House on April 28th.
The day will kick off with an initial meeting at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Copley Square at 10:00am, followed by a march to the State House at 10:15. Once there the assembly will be split in two groups – one will go inside the State House building and distribute information to the senators. The others will stay outdoors and perform the "theatrical" event.
Outside, each high school student will carry a tangible symbol of their career aspirations. A few people, pretending to help the students reach their aspirations, will be dressed up as politician and ignore their needs. The rest of the members will be attracting spectators, inform them of our cause, and ask them to sign our petition.
We plan to end day with a long list of signatures, positive media attention, and a list of allies in the senate vowing to prevent budget cuts for Connecting Activities and Youth Works programs.
These plans are by no means final. Please feel free to add amendments to the agenda and more ideas on how to actually execute the actions detailed above. Specifics on how exactly everything will go down are coming soon. Stay tuned for more updates.