Dear Members/Friends,Thank you all who have already registered to ride with us on the buses. We have reached occupancy. Yes, a total of 5 buses with nearly 300 guests!! PLEASE, PLEASE print and bring your email confirmation with you.
1. Local artist Shepard Fairey
contributed his talents to our cause and created the above artwork as
the main image for the movement. The poster will debut to everyone at
the rally, but you get to see it here first.
2. For your safety, keep to planned route. A copy will be available on the buses.
3. Protest is divided in 3 parts:
Rally-- Will last about 45 mins. with various speakers
A 3 mile march will start at the LA City Hall (200 N. Spring Street)
and end at the Los Angeles State Historical Park (1245 N. Spring Street)
Festival-- additional speakers, concessions, and variety of entertainment
Buses will drop us off at the parking lot between Broadway and Spring
Street, just across from City Hall. We may have to walk around the
5. There's limited long-term parking near The Abbey
available across the street (valet) and WeHo Park. Plan to arrive
early, carpool as much as possible or grab a cab.
6. The Abbey
will have the kitchen open early if anyone wants to purchase breakfast,
although complimentary coffee and donuts are available.
7. Registered riders will also receive drink tickets for a complimentary cocktail upon return from the rally.
8. A sign making party
will occur today from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. It will take place at the Los
Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center located at 1625 N Schrader Blvd, Room
106, Los Angeles, CA 90028
**Some material are being donated but please bring your own supplies as well**
9. Remember, this rally is all about inclusion. The focus and tone of our message should be PEACEFUL & POSITIVE
Refrain from making derogatory comments or attacking other groups via
negative signage. It's OK to be angry but let's do it in civilized and
mature way.10. Thank you David Cooley, The Abbey Food & Bar/ SBE for sponsoring our buses and the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department for their support.
Please READ the following information carefully and check your email or the registration page often for updates in RED.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 15th, 2008
Departure Time: 9:00am
Pick up Location: The Abbey, 629 N. Robertson Ave, West Hollywood
Drop Off Location: Los Angeles City Hall, downtown (exact location tba)
Return Time: 3:00pm
Buses will be waiting to pick up returning guests at the end of the march at The LA State Historic Landmark Park
. Complete details available at check-in.PREPARATION
departure is very early in the morning and there may not be any food
available at the rally. Plan in advance to have an early breakfast or
bring a brown bag lunch to eat in the bus. Coffee and pastries will be
available at The Abbey prior to departure.
clothing and sunscreen. It will be hot, expected temperatures will top
90 degrees, please bring water and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Water will also be provided on location by The Abbey/SBE.
are welcome to invite up to 3 guests. Make sure to RSVP with each
person's complete information (name, phone #, email, etc..).
Once you RSVP, make sure to PRINT OUT your confirmation receipt and bring it with you just in case.CHECK-IN PROCEDURE:
Please arrive early for check in. A check in table will be located inside the Abbey, near the main gates, by 8:00am
Everyone who RSVP'd will be on the guest list and will receive a wrist
band. YOU MUST WEAR THE WRIST BAND AT ALL TIMES. This will allow
re-entry to the bus for your return trip.
Buses will be
numbered #1-5 and riders will be assigned to a particular bus. If you
RSVP for more than 1 person, we will do our best to seat you together,
but we can not guarantee it. Please be patient and flexible with us.
We will need to check everyone in very quickly, so as soon as you get checked in, please head to your designated busses.THE RIDE:
all LA residents know, traffic will decipher how long it will take us
to arrive. There will be street closures, so it may take longer than
planned. We hope to arrive by 10:30am.
Water will be provided on
the bus. Take this opportunity to eat your breakfast. Mom always said
"you can't successfuly rally on an empty stomach." LOL POST-RALLY
Make note of the time and set your alarms if necessary. The buses will be returning promptly at 3pm
, meaning you must be back to the buses by 2:45pm
. Enjoy the march but be aware of the time.
If you decide to return early on your own or will be staying late, please text me with your name so I know not to wait for you.
Abbey may be providing an after-party with drink specials for everyone
who attended the rally. Invite your friends and other rally
participants to join us. (not confirmed)