Urgent Action Alert – Hofstra University Presidential Debate – Wednesday
Gathering of Eagles
Date: October 15, 2008
Time: 2pm to 10pm (estimated)
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, Long Island, NY
Parking: Parking is limited to non-existent in the immediate vicinity. Drop passengers and gear off at the gate on the north side of Hempstead Turnpike then look for parking on the side streets south of the turnpike. Park along California Ave, Uniondale Ave and the side streets off those streets. We will attempt to get permission to park motorcycles along the turnpike. Bring kickstand biscuits.
Moonbats in the Wire!
March of IVAW, Code Pink, Veterans for Peace and Other Insurgent organizations to disrupt the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University.
We need every available Eagle and their friends to turn out!
If you can’t make it at 2pm, come when you can make it.
IVAW is expected to engage in a civil disobedience campaign beginning at 6:30pm.
Groups are coming from out of state. Estimated 500 from Long Island alone.
New York City groups will arrive via LIRR from Penn Station NY to Hempstead Station.
Buses from other areas including Baltimore, Philadelphia, etc…
Long Island Peace Alliance will attempt to secure the ground in front of the University by approximately 2:00pm.
The other groups will stage a rally in a parking area near the Hempstead train station from 2pm to 4:30pm, then march, as outlined on the map linked above, to Hofstra University. They expect to arrive outside the University at 5:15pm.
Long Island Alliance’s peaceful action is scheduled to end at 6:30pm
IVAW will then announce its intent to participate in Civil Disobedience and possibly ‘arrestable’ action.
IVAW staged a similar demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in Colorado that ‘forced’ Obama to let IVAW members in to the convention to deliver him a list of demands regarding the war.
“IVAW now has a meeting scheduled with Obama himself to discuss and push him further on his actions around the war.”
They expect opposition from the Gathering of Eagles and are advising their members to be mentally prepared.
Bring flags, signs supporting our troops, bullhorns, airhorns, whistles, cow bells and anything else you might think appropriate to an event of this scope and numbers.
This is Nassau County. Cooperate as much as possible with police. They are mostly on our side.
There are no restrictions on wooden, metal or PVC flag or sign poles here.
No permit is necessary for bullhorns.
Remain peaceful but forceful. Do not initiate confrontation. If an assault occurs subdue the perpetrator and hand him/her to police.
This is not Berkeley, Denver or St. Louis. We must show these left wing socialists that their behavior in those places will not go unopposed here.
Get the word out!
NY State Coordinator
Gathering of Eagles