In our tiny rural community over 200 people showed up for today's march. Quite mind-blowing in a county in which Trump got more votes.
We started the event with some music, and then some speakers. I was honored to be asked to speak. Then we marched through town. It was a fantastic event, and I was especially delighted to meet many other local people who share my values of equality, justice, and fairness. A few childish people drove by and flipped us off, but the overwhelming majority of people were honking and cheering as they drove by.
Our PA system wasn't working, and some people had asked for my speech because there were so many people that it was hard to hear. I am posting it here. I also want to add that there are two newly formed human dignity groups in our county. In South County, Progressive Action Tillamook has formed and has a Facebook page; they also organized the event. In North County, there is the newly formed Oregon Coast Love Coalition, which I believe also has a Facebook page. In Central County, Tillamook for Love, which is about two and a half years old, also has a Facebook page. I would encourage anyone who believes in freedom, justice, and peace to align with one or more of these groups, and we will work together.
Anyway, the speech: