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  •  A secret I learned (1+ / 0-)
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    A weekend march through the empty streets of a business district reaches nobody.  To be effective in reaching new people, at least for most of their course marches should be done away from the main drags and the business districts.  March through carefully targeted residential neighborhoods, ones chosen for reasons of demographics and economics that make the target audience for a particular cause or issue.  It may sometimes make sense to wind up the march emerging from a residential neighborhood into a business district (sometimes spilling out from several different neighborhoods simultaneously), but most of the course should be through the neighborhoods.

    Losing often means that you had the courage to take on a difficult cause with an unlikely outcome. ~ James Perry

    by ActivistGuy on Sun Feb 21, 2010 at 12:46:42 AM PST

    •  There were many logistical reasons (2+ / 0-)
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      sidnora, Paul Newell

      for the choice (like, we were walking across the bridge and needed a location nearby, had to find a place we could get a permit for REALLY quickly, etc). But also, in NYC there are TONS of tourists in lower Manhattan, even on the weekends.

      In a way they are a better audience than New Yorkers, since so many residents are already supportive of our message.

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