Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Michael Moore.com : THANK YA'LL From Texas : Crawford Peace House

Michael Moore.com : Mike's Message : Mike's Latest News: "A very big THANK YA'LL from Texas. This was such an incredible experience. We are all so grateful to Michael Moore and his staff for helping the Crawford Peace House facilitate freedom of speech in Central Texas. Many of us had been told by both 16 screen corporate movie theaters in Waco that they were absolutely not going to show 'Fahrenheit 9/11.' For three weeks after the original release, the closest theater showing the movie was Austin, an hour and a half away. So we began working on including the movie with an August 14th event planned for Bush's usual vacation in Texas.

But then Michael gave us a challenge. On July 23rd we were informed by the Moore group, to plan for July 28. That's five days, folks. So a core group of about 6 to 10 volunteers began scrambling to find a venue in a community of Bush supporters and arrange logistics for the event, wherever it eventually landed. Obstacle after obstacle was thrown up by city, school district and private property owners. We began to think we might be relegated to a tent on our small property with capacity for only 150 people. But this event was meant to be. And it was meant to be BIG. And it was."

by Kay Lucas
Crawford Peace House
Friends of Peace


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