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Overturn Proposition 8 San Francisco Rally
by Rubble
Sunday Nov 16th, 2008 4:05 PM
audio excerpts from the November 15th rally at City Hall; hear three speakers, including a Mormon working against Proposition 8; a lesbian mother; and a Latino man speak about their individual issues and experiences, along with announcements about organizing strategies and upcoming events to overturn Proposition 8; also, hear chants from the march down Market Street. (21 minutes)
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The rally was packed, all the way from the steps of City Hall throughout most of Civic Center Plaza; the crowd included a large, boisterous cross section of San Franciscans and others around the Bay Area. The rally cries were in the context of not only seeing that Proposition 8 is overturned, but for the ongoing struggle for a comprehensive equal rights agenda for all LGBT individuals.

After the rally, the crowd took to Market Street with a police escort, chanting enthusiastically. Overall, the rally was positive and without problems. This was part of a national day of organizing, signalling a clear strategy to keep public pressure on while the proposition is challenged in court.

The rally was organized by Join The Impact, ongoing information can be found at jointheimpact.com and various other websites. Strategy sessions are planned to take the movement forward.