When I arrived I went to the other side of the Metro station to see what that exit lead out to. It was a long maze which really brought me to the other side of the tracks. I went through a long walkway that took me over a nearby highway. The top of the walkway was caged in so there was no potential for a flag drop. There was a convenience store on the side that was jam packed with people buying lottery tickets. It was Friday afterall. I purchased a few bottles of water for the campaigners. I later came back to the area and put up some campaign flyers. Almost got hit by a car in the process!
For the most part the campaign street party consisted of a few other people and I walking around handing out DC Statehood Green Party flyers and registering people to vote, while Adam and Michelle spoke about DC Democracy. And every once in awhile playing some music- Bob Marley, Outkast, Fugees… This week’s campaigning was more successful than last weeks. It was a captive audience that for the most part enjoyed our presence. I danced with some kids, got hit on by few ladies, and familiarized myself with a part of DC that I have never been before.
However as we turned off the music (Al Green) and began to pack up to head home, a young white Metro Transit Police Officer arrives. He explains to us that what we were doing was illegal. Remember Democracy is illegal in DC. The property of a completely public funded multi-state transit authority is private property. All the way up to the street no less! He took our IDs and checked them. I enjoy handing my Missouri ID out so much- another reason why I am not sure about changing citizenships (from the 20th state to the 51st)- everyone around me has a Maryland, Virginia, or DC licenses and my Missouri ID is good until 2009! Still, the fact that the officer showed up really bothered me. The Metro employee who’s post was at the end of the property did not mind our presence. I even talked with her and asked if she was a registered voter. I sincerely doubt she called for an officer as we were packing up campaign shop. Maybe she was sick of watching kids dancing to “Hey Yeah,” but I doubt that.
having a kegger tomorrow. it should be interesting.
my grandfather is going in to surgery tomorrow morning to remove a tumor. that should be interesting as well.
I really don’t want to have a reason to get drunk this weekend.