On 05/01/12 I attended the May Day / Occupy rally in downtown Los Angeles.
Before getting there some police state thug told me I was not allowed on the subway with my sign and broomstick handle claiming no sticks were allowed. I replied "f--- that" and then got back on the buses and got to DT L.A.
When I got there I went off on the 2party system on my bullhorn like a mad man doing my best to make the case that the grievances of all of these people are caused by the same 2party system that most folks keep voting for over and over and expecting different results.
The police state was out in full force with the occasional "you can sit there" and "you can't walk there" nonsense. Otherwise they seemed restrained.
I finally caught up with a literal parade of labor groups and some queer groups too. I called out to the SEIU, queer groups, and faith group to not blindly follow the Democrats and learn about their alternative party options.
I am happy to say many people I talked to were aware of the alternative party options. Sadly many were also unaware or stuck on the idea they should keep voting their fear instead of hope.
On one occasion I went to a Walgreen's to buy some water. The employees would not let me use their restroom (when we know OSHA law requires they have one) so I went off on them on my bullhorn that customers pay their salary and they should let us pee.
After my speech I walked around handing out flyers for my video "Stop Voting for Democrats & Republicans."
My sign was double-sided reading "Vote for alternative political parties" and "Un-occupy the 2party system."