What causes are worth making a sign and marching for?
Bonus: Have you ever been involved in a march or a protest?
(question suggested by tiffany)
why don't you share this (on facebook) or
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// Mar 19, 2010 at 10:24 am
Making a sign marching and protesting will make you feel better but will do very little in the long run. In this day and age marching and holding signs seems very obsolete.
I have never marched I have carried a sign but that was to go to a wrestling match. I do care about things btw.
// Mar 19, 2010 at 10:31 am
I’m not sure anything is. If I was in charge of doing budget cuts for a bankrupt state the last thing I’d look at would be who was in the street with a sign.
BONUS: I’ve been involved in various things like that (to ban the “-iggity”, free Pimp C, stop the war in Iraq etc) with no benefit other than psychological benefits from venting.
// Mar 19, 2010 at 10:54 am
Isn’t it easier/just as effective to join those groups on Facebook?
// Mar 19, 2010 at 11:41 am
marriage equality, healthcare, and tapatio at every restaurant
When I was in junior high or maybe highschool, the City of Stockton used eminent domain to remove a mexican restaurant beloved of our family. The restaurant was given a really rubbish option, and the reasoning was bogus. They wanted to demolish MOST of the block to create an area called “Gateway to Stockton” (intended to lure drivers off of the myriad of freeways to discover Stockton)… apparently, the draw would not be killer mexican food from a family owned 80 year old restaurant, but instead a 76 station and McDonalds. The other businesses on the block, which had violations for drugs and prostitution, were owned by an Italian guy who had connections, and thus were allowed to remain.
Our family and others, made signs and marched from the restaurant to City Hall with petitions. Even though the restaurant still had to move, I think it was a good learning experience for my sister and I.
Last year, I joined the walkout against budget cuts at SF State. It also didn’t make a dent, but dang it felt good to shout about it.
// Mar 19, 2010 at 11:44 am
@Joe you have a point.
I am not a huge joiner when it comes to protests…I think our generation does them all wrong.
BONUS: Just one…I went to a protest about a year ago, with a friend, to rally against the rising cost of tuition at SF State (where she was a student at the time). As I never attending SF State and am no longer in college, I sorta felt like a hypocrite.
// Mar 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Agreed with Joe on the first part.
Bonus: A friend in college and I once made ‘Support your Troops’ shirts and wore them to the anti-war protests on campus when the war on Iraq started. That was fun and caused a lot of confusion among the protestors.
I was also once harassed by an eldery gentleman at the CNN stage at my campus during a Presidential Candidate debate in 2004. I had a sign that said “Kerry for Wyoming” cause the easiest way for my parents to spot me was to have a sign that a: said Wyoming and b: was opposed to the the norms in the state. It worked! I had one of the hosts of one of the shows come and say hi cause he liked the other side my roommate did about the 4 horsemen. While eating free pizza that CNN gave us for hanging out with them during the debate they had security remove the elderly man from the grounds because he wouldn’t stop harassing me after they asked him to. I suppose this was neither a march or a protest though but more of a rally.
// Mar 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm
I volunteer for Camellia Waldorf School and Sacramento Native American Health Center frequently and see no need or reason to march. I prefer to raise money or do specific work for causes. I will leave it to younguns to complain etc.
// Mar 21, 2010 at 3:28 pm
I think things worth making a sign for are either environmental or LGBT rights causes. Possibly animal rights.
Bonus: Before you hiss at me I protested with PETA in college till some ass threw a chicken wing at me in front of the KFC we were protesting. Said guy actually would come into where I worked after and I threw him out and refused him service just for what he did. I also walked in war protests and one for AIDS research in college. I miss it sometimes. But Jon is right its very out of date and people don’t really watch you or even care to read what your doing it for.
// Mar 23, 2010 at 11:59 am
@ Beth, you loved every minute of it! =P
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