This information can be found in the “Howard County School Redistricting Opposition” Facebook group (which has now grown to more than 1,450 members):
WALK THE MALL
This is for all Districts, all polygons, all citizens who have a problem with the current redistricting proposal and want to oppose it before the hearings begin- in a very public way.
Columbia is the ❤️ of HoCo and the vicinity of the Mall is a safe place where we can walk and be seen and not break with any county laws or policies. We need to be visible and in a neutral, safe venue.
We do not need a permit. We will not block or impeded any vehicle or foot traffic.
We will have 💦 on hand.
We will have 🚑 trained help on hand.
We will have crosswalk safety help. ⛑🛂
We will have group walk leaders to keep walking to 20-30 people a group. Spaced apart! 🚹🚶🏾🚶🚶🚶🏾🚶🏽🛑🚹🚶♀️🚶🏾🚶🏾🚶🚶🛑
Bring signs and positive energy.
We can meet cross-county neighbors that we all have more in common with than not: we love our children, care about their educational experience and want to be involved in setting that experience.
We can work on testimony letters, too. 📝
WE ARE HOWARD COUNTY AND WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER AND MORE POWERFUL THAN ANY ONE PERSON’S AGENDA.
Here is the flyer for the event: (click to view larger version)
I have added it to my calendar to attend and get some photos for the blog.
If there are other planned protest or support events…be sure to give Scott E’s Blog a heads up (email@example.com) so I can cover those events as well.
Article update: There is now a public Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/440964126764404/
Article Update: There is now a posting / event on Nextdoor: https://nextdoor.com/events/3179959/?init_source=copy_link_share