[I have posted this story at Blue Oklahoma, OKIMC, and Daily Kos. Any additional publicity on blogs or otherwise would be welcomed.]
Background: OU President (and former OK Democratic Senator) David Boren is hosting a political forum on Monday, 1/7 in Norman which will include Michael Bloomberg, (former Democrat, former Republican, now Independent) mayor of New York City, former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn and other retired politicians. The stated purpose is to promote a centrist, bipartisan political movement. The suspected purpose is to stroke the presidential ambitions of billionaire Bloomberg.
Two Oklahoma Gold Star fathers are organizing an anti-war demonstration to take place outside this meeting. Tons of national — even international — press will be on hand for this event, and we need to make a good showing for the world.
Please attend and spread the word about this action to anyone else who might be in the area.
The details are below, as contained in an email I received. (Note: I am not an organizer of this event, just helping to publicize it.)
What: Demonstration to End The War and Bring The Troops Home.
Where: OU Campus, Norman, OK – Outside of Catlett Music Center – at Elm & Boyd.
When: Demonstration begins at 10A – 11A
(Bloomberg event 11A – Noon)
Demonstration continues Noon – 1P (depending on how long the event actually goes)
Who: Led by Gold Star Fathers: Warren Henthorn and John Scripsick
Warren Henthorn and John Scripsick are going to lead a demonstration outside of the Bloomberg Bipartisan Forum on Monday, January 7 beginning at 10:00 AM at CATLETT MUSIC CENTER on the OU Campus (corner of Elm and Boyd.)
The purpose of the event is not to demonstrate Bloomberg or the other panelists, per se,but to call to
END THE WAR AND TO BRING THE TROOPS HOME
Please join us.
There is parking at the Elm Street Parking Garage just south of Boyd or additional parking at the Union Memorial Parking garage across the North Oval on Asp. (East of Holmberg Hall). Since classes have not started yet, levels 2 thru 5 in the garage are free parking and don ' t require a permit. The meters are 4 hour meters but you are welcome to park on levels 2 thru 5 at no charge. (Bring quarters in case meters are only spaces available.)
#14 – Catlett Music Center
#16 – Elm Street Parking Facility
#110 – Union Memorial Parking Facility