Sallie Shaw, one of the statewide coordinators of Move to Amend and Washington Public Campaign sent this email to Occupy Tacoma Website. This has been slightly edited and formatted for posting on our website.
Events on Thursday and Friday, January 19 and 20, are cancelled due to inclement weather.
That includes today’s events at UWT (which is closed completely) and St. Leo’s (the speaker, Dr. Riki Ott, can’t get there from where she’s staying).
All events will be rescheduled for dates, times and places as yet not decided. We’ll let you know when we know.
We ask folks to stay safe and to visit Move To Amend—Olympia site to watch for further details as well as visiting Washington Public Campaigns! After Citizens United: What now? for actions they can take until the new event date is announced.
For those who think we’re wusses or fair-weather activists
Organizers — who hail not only from Tacoma but also from Olympia, the Longbranch Peninsula, Port Orchard and South King County — had a conference call this morning and took stock of weather conditions in their various areas. Some are without power, as are 100,000 in Tacoma per one of the radio stations that said that some people won’t get power back until the end of the weekend. We anticipate guest speakers and musicians, some from Seattle, Olympia and Vashon would have difficulty reaching the event (if they could even make it), and some of those with the theatrical elements for the street theater cannot leave their driveways today; heaven only knows what tomorrow will bring. (Musicians were concerned about the effect of the weather on their instruments as well.)
The decision was made with the thought that we’d like to have as many people as possible attend the event, so it will probably be rescheduled for a Saturday in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned!
Remember: visit Washington Public Campaigns — After Citizens United: What Now? for actions you can be taking meanwhile to move the conversation and legislators forward on this issue.