Monica wearing her home made CLG T-shirt
My wife Monica and I attended the Los Angeles Counter Inaugural Rally and March today. We wore our home made CLG T-shirts. Many other participants wore shirts, hats, carried signs, representing many different and alternative points of view, however, we were a community. We were all there for one purpose, to protest the illegitimacy of dubya as resident select. The L.A. TV news reported tonight that thousands were on hand at the rally and march in Los Angeles today. The radio reports we heard said 1000 to 1500. We can't be sure.







The speakers included: Actors Ed Asner and Ed Begly, Jr. Former actor and now state elected
Tom Hayden and Ed Asner on stage
officialSheila Kuehl as was Jackie Goldberg, also from our state assembly. Long time activist Tom Hayden, Congress Woman Maxine Waters and Dr. Maulana Karenga (the creator of Kwanzaa) also spoke. We booed and cheered when they spoke of the new illegitimate thief of state.

We felt energized and encouraged by the event. We are not alone, there are many others out there who will not allow the repugs to get away with this. We all will make a difference. I realized I was experiencing some type of time warp back to the '60s. The police presence was appropriate I guess, just hadn't thought of it before we went.
The police presence was appropriate I guess, just hadn't thought of it before we went


Stephen Lange
Long Beach, CA

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