We didn't have Jerry Falwell on Feb 16th of course, but we had some major stars - well at least in the 'gay' world. Flyers went up everywhere. It was all over the web. Word of mouth. 5,000 to 10,000 were expected. Then, bad weather and no one came. Ok, about 500 came, but 1/10 to 1/20th of expected turnout.
But...maybe you have a point. Maybe it's not the famous people or advocates or speakers or singers that will bring folks out. Maybe it's the 'bad' people. But that work only if it happened, and so far we haven't had anyone on that side in the area.
The economy certainly has some effect. We aren't getting the folks from southern CA or the bay area like in November. I agree with Zerbie, that we should be in the streets weekly. But the folks who normally put on the rallies here are afraid that too many will discourage attendance.
Ok, food for thought. Thanks for the feedback. Perhaps we just need to come up with new, creative ideas for generating interest. Or maybe I just happen to live in the wrong part of the state.
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
Coretta Scott King