Seattle Rally Deemed an Overwhelming Success!
Posted by Patricia Ullman (June 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm)
In spite of threats of rain and thunder storms, Seattle rally organizers greeted more than 350 wonderful attendees at today’s event.
Opening ceremonies began with an introduction of the event’s emcee, Helen Nguyen. Nguyen, the daughter of Vietnamese parents who escaped VietNam on rickety boats and made their way to America, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and her Master’s degree in Social Work, both degrrees from the University of Washington. Helen introduced Fr. Jim Northrop of St. Brendan Catholic Church (Bothell, WA) who gave the invocation.
After Fr. Northrop’s blessing, 12-year old vocalist, Allie Johnson, sang an inspirational rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
Our speakers were super-motivating and mega-inspirational. Speakers included:
At the close of the rally, attendees reported they were “fired up” and would be following the rally’s call-to-action including contacting the White House with their opinions regarding Obama’s attack on the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
After multiple news releases sent over the last two week and a media alert sent this morning to over 20 Puget Sound news agencies, we had 4 news agencies attend the rally – Seattle’s NBC, CBS and ABC TV affilliates and a reporter from a Seattle news radio station.
KUDO’S and CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERY RALLY TEAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. GREAT WORK WAS ACCOMPLISHED!