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Why am I not seeing this everywhere? You can call for a boycott of HL, but only by using media that the majority won't even see. If, instead, picketers with large-print signs march around outside HL's doors (or as close to them as they can get), from blue-haired old ladies to young wives in their pretty summer dresses, women who haven't even thought about this issue will find out just what is going on. And just maybe be horrified enough to say one thing to their husbands and friends, and then vote something entirely different.

Plus, there might be local media coverage, which also has a better chance of reaching unknowing groups of women (and men) than calling for a boycott.

I suppose I could have missed this picket plan somewhere--and just like calling for a boycott, it isn't likely that many will see this diary either. But...well...I just had to post it, regardless.

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  •  Follow the example of the Flush Rush folks. (4+ / 0-)
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    alypsee1, fumie, Risen Tree, a2nite

    They have done an amazing job so far.

    "When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty (Chris Christie, Antonin Scalia, or Scotty Walker (pick your favorite) said in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."

    by Eman on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 06:05:45 PM PDT

  •  I believe there is a new term for this.. (9+ / 0-)

    Sidewalk counseling as protected by that very same Supreme Court.

    Yes... every one entering a Hobby Lobby needs counseling, and with no 35 foot buffer zone, I think one can rest assured your voice will be heard.

    No one has called for a picket action.. but several have suggested the above... a difference without distinction perhaps, but you know those Supremes are rather picky about the choice of words.

  •  I picked up my 18 year old grandson today (8+ / 0-)

    to take him to the local community college to find out about registration, etc. The moment he got in the car he said, "did you hear about what happened with Hobby Lobby, Oma?" I beamed.

    My 18 year old grandson is aware.  I think that says something for this new generation.  He's sick of what;s gong on in this country.  When he was 13, Obama was elected.  He was at my house that night and we were ecstatic over his win.  This kid knows what's going on.

    I told him, it's up to your generation to get our country back on track.  It's messed up and you guys need to get involved.

    My grandson is aware and he is committed to changing this country toward humanity, community, and love.

    People act on the outside how they feel on the inside. If you acknowledge it, you can change it.

    by Raggedy Ann on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 06:16:25 PM PDT

  •  In This Instance, FB Is Our Friend..... (1+ / 0-)
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    So many people rely on it for family catchup & political back & forth.  Those who agree the SC decision was unconscionable can bond & band together to set up protest.

    And.....those who agree w/ HL will see not everyone does.  Some only watch FOX News & only associate w/ those in their bubble.  It could be a wake up call that not everyone on the face of the earth agrees w/ FOX News.   Not that I think it will change their mind.  

  •  Some have suggested holding signs, (0+ / 0-)

    there's been much talk of "sidewalk counseling", and some religious leaders have already been passing out condoms in protest.  

    But I agree; most people won't know about this unless there are public and ongoing protests.  (No Hobby Lobbies near me, though.)

    © cai Visit to join the fight against global warming.

    by cai on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 09:44:55 PM PDT

  •  Would Hobby Lobby be the righ venue? (1+ / 0-)
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    I am not sure that Hobby Lobby is the right place to picket, not because they don't need some counseling, but because its not a particularity soft target (there are better ones).

    I can think of a few places where sidewalk counseling will have a greater effect.  Hobby Lobby HQ, Local Forced Pregnancy Centers, Anti-Women's Rights Churches.  All of these are softer targets.  Hobby Lobby HQ is obvious.  Forced Pregnancy Centers have volunteer staff to council.  Churches that encourage anti-abortion behavior have parishioners and pastoral staff to counsel.  

    Additionally, suburban shopping malls are not counseling friendly.  

    I'm a 4 Freedoms Democrat.

    by DavidMS on Thu Jul 03, 2014 at 11:13:20 PM PDT

    •  It's the pocketbook that hurts. (2+ / 0-)
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      mamamorgaine, a2nite

      Bottom line talks.

    •  Hobby Lobby is absolutely the right venue. (1+ / 0-)
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      Tell everybody going in how they profit from  drug companies that make "abortifacients", how they buy cheap goods from a country where women are forced to have abortions against their wills, and how they procure Viagra for men who want "recreational sex". If their customers don't care about women's rights to the medical treatment they need, they might care about those other things.

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