Saturday, April 11, 2015

Verizon Protest & March Successful - KPFA Interviewed Us! See Link Below!

The protest today against Verizon by Golden Gate neighbors opposed to cell antennas was a success!  Our intention was to reveal Verizon's disrespect and disregard for our rights in their pursuit of profits and to encourage folks to boycott Verizon.  Many saw our signs, heard our chants, and felt our passion as we proceeded from 960 Arlington and through the Phat Beets Farmers Market, down Stanford and then on to San Pablo to 40th, and down to the Verizon Wireless store at Hollis & 40th.   We don't want these cell towers in ours, or any, residential neighborhood.  Thanks to all who participated or were here in spirit!

Serendipitously, we were also interviewed for KPFA 6:00 p.m. nightly news which aired tonight.  We did some creative editing to make sure to retain KPFA's introduction, and then cut right to the interview, which was about 12.30 in.

Here it is:  KPFA Interview About Why We're Protesting Verizon

When we gathered across the street from 960 Arlington Avenue and as neighbors & friends arrived we began, in one voice, a rousing rendition of "C'mon Tommy" to the owner of the building, Thomas McElroy, to encourage him to do the right thing and NOT sign the contract with Verizon:

"C'mon Tommy play it straight
Reject Verizon its Not too Late!!"

Other soon-to-be classics included, "Hey Verizon, Rich & Rude", We Don't Like Your Attitude!", and "Cell Antennas Are No Good, We Don't Want Them in the Neighborhood!"

Please come to the Oakland Planning Commission meeting this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.  Lets continue to make our voices heard!