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1 Day to the National Equality March: Pack

The National Equality March is tomorrow, and I’ll be there both as a collector of information and as a participant who believes people should not be discriminated against under law because of their sexual orientation.

I’ve been to a fair number of marches and other protests in Washington. Oddly enough, most of them tend to happen in the months of December, January and February. For winter outdoors protests, there’s no way to avoid bulky packing, but tomorrow the weather forecast tells me it will be partly sunny with a high of 70.
Here’s my packing list for an overnight trip:

Toothbrush and comb
Change of socks, underwear and shirt
Laptop
Compact video camera
Compact audio recorder
Granola bars
Bottle of water

That last bit is essential. I learned during the first George W. Bush inaugural that if you don’t lubricate those vocal cords, after a while you just can’t use ’em.

What’s on your packing list for a march like this?

5 thoughts on “1 Day to the National Equality March: Pack”

  1. They call me...Tim says:

    You may want to read this piece: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091010/ap_on_go_co/us_frank_gay_march

    So much for support, eh?

    1. Jim says:

      Thanks for the link. Barney Frank of course prefers that all change be routed through him and his colleagues. But almost no DC march occurs when Congress is in session, since they happen on weekends when people have time off. National marches use the national stage to register public pressure indirectly, and obviously it has worked well enough to provoke Frank’s response. On the other hand the march was originally promised to include in-district advocacy work, and the organizers COMPLETELY fell through on that, which is disappointing.

      1. qs says:

        Tea Parties work.

        1. Peregrin Wood says:

          Yes, they make old ladies happy with nice little cookies.

          Oh, wait. Did you mean tea party protests? Well, they haven’t stopped big government spending, have they? Nope, the earmarks, and bloated military budget go on and on.

          1. qs says:

            It’s more about getting rid of the dems in 2012. I think divided government will be good for America. It worked under Clinton. Government shrank during the Clinton years as a percent of GDP.

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