Look Ma, I’m an activist!

This weekend I’ll be headed to Portland, ME to attend my first Tar Sands pipeline protest. It’s a little strange, since I’ve never had the self-image of being one of those hippy protester types.  But these are strange times, and I guess strange times bring with them strange situations that force us to reevaluate ourselves and the things we hold dear.

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I won’t know anyone or exactly what I’m doing, but luckily I found a buddy to go with me.  Shayna is a friend of a friend who lives a few towns over and is in a similar situation of wanting to go, but not wanting to go alone.  If you, the reader, isn’t doing anything on Saturday and would like to keep us company, we’d love to have you.  The march is all happening in one day so your committment is minimal, plus getting there and back is cheap ($20 round trip on the bus).

If you’d like to learn more:

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  • http://twitter.com/JohnCrapper John Crapper

    A little far for me to go from Seattle but wish you great success.

    • EricKrasnauskas

      Thanks! It was cold as hell, but it went great today nonetheless.

      • http://twitter.com/JohnCrapper John Crapper

        I read there were about 1,000 people there. Hope you post about it!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnCrapper John Crapper

    Thought I just commented but it seems to have disappeared. Wish you great success. It’s a little far for me to make it living in Seattle. Safe travels.