Bush Chain Gang Put to Work in Charlottesville, Virginia

By David Swanson

Last night was the 30th Anniversary of the pedestrian Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. Thousands of people came out to celebrate, and the Bush Chain Gang joined them, to help pick up trash and clean walls.

Bush Chain Gang

 

Members of the Bush Chain Gang, supervised by the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, handed out these cards,

Bush Chain Gang Business Cards to print, cut, and hand out - FRONT - Excerpt

 

and these bumperstickers…

Bush Chain Gang Stickers

 

as they went along. We handed out stacks and stacks of them, plus flyers about this event. You can get cards, stickers, shirts, and info on bringing the chain gang to your town here:
http://www.bushchaingang.org

Last night the chain gang was stopped about 200 times to take photos with people…

Bush Chain Gang Photo Op

 

including the Mayor of Charlottesville, David E. Brown:

Bush Chain Gang With Mayor of Charlottesville VA

 

And we made it into a big color photo on the front page of today’s Daily Progress. The weekly newspaper, The Hook, was there too. So were the TV stations.

Photos by Bill Anderson of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice.