thanks, Eva. interested folks should probably check the web site, but i
thought i'd send a little more info since i had it (pasted below your
On Sat, 1 Jun 2002 Eva Booker <evabooker@...
Check out the following web site for an exciting event coming to Chicago
on June 15th: rollingthundertour.org/events/chicago
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that
matters in the end." Ursula K. LeGuin
From: "Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org"
Subject: Mark Your Calendar: Rolling Thunder's Coming
Our friends over at the Rolling Thunder Down Home Democracy Tour have put
together an incredible event, and it's coming to Chicago on June 15th.
I went to the Tour's debut in Austin, TX, and it was a lot of fun -- good
people, great music, inspiring orators, and delicious free food. What
more could you ask for? I've attached an email with a better description
of the tour below, and we hope you can
Yo unionizers and wage earners, hipsters and farmers, activists and
artists, stargazers and soccer moms, high-schoolers and life scholars,
welders and body-builders, and all the rest of you, mark your calendars
now for a festival of democracy coming to
Chicago June 15th that you won't wanna miss.
The Rolling Thunder Down-Home Democracy (RTD2) Festival, featuring heroes
of word, deed and music such as Erykah Badu, Jesse Jackson Jr., Jim
Hightower, Chicago's own Studs Terkel, Patch Adams, spoken word
performance impresarios Kuumba Lynx, the soon-to-be-famous Union of
Industrial Textile Employees (UNITE) gospel choir and many many others,
is coming to Chicago to raise the rafters and some hell and we think you
should join us.
Check out our website for the details:
The day-long festival will not only showcase the considerable talents
noted above, but will have hard-hitting workshops on issues ranging from
genetically modified food to youth decriminalization along with hands-on
trainings about how to mobilize a
grassroots campaign, how to access and use the media and many other
There'll be free organic pepper jack grilled cheese sandwiches from the
Organic Valley Magic Farm Friends bus, carnival games like
Dunk-A-Lobbyist, free Ben and Jerry's ice cream, a Hellraiser's Tent for
writing to elected officials and corporate schmucks, a vision quest by
Patch Adams, a solar-powered sound stage supplied by Greenpeace, and
This is no froo froo festival, we're serious about our fun and we're
serious about making a difference in the world.
We're also serious about needing your help to make this event a success,
so we need all y'all to volunteer some time to help create and post
flyers, call media contacts, alert your lists (BY FORWARDING THIS EMAIL),
phone bank, do graphic design, sell tickets, etc.
So get your behinds to THE BIG OLE VOLUNTEER MEETING every Thursday at
7pm (there'll be pizza!) at the headquarters of UNITE at 333 S. Ashland
at the Eisenhower Expressway. Forward this to all your friends,
acquaintances and even those people you don't really like but have their
email addresses anyway.
THEN, get your behinds to Union Park, Saturday June 15th and be ready to
agitate your booty and your mind.
See you Thursday!
For more information see www.rollingthundertour.org and call or email
Darci Andresen: 312-738-6123, darci@...
. IF YOU'D LIKE
TO BE AN ANGEL AND VOLUNTEER, please contact Lily Jimenez, 312-738-6143,