Well, we are nearing the end of 40 days for life, and while aggression escalates, and targeting of escorts continues there are some good things going on these days too:
1) the chasers have decided to lose their vests! they maintain that while they did not ever intend to impersonate clinic escorts that it could be perceived that way. they insist that instead of wanting to fool people they simply wanted to unify themselves as a group, just like we are. okay guys, and i’m sure that’s why you picked hunter orange vests and used the word ‘escort’.
2) authorities continue to pay attention, with a no-nonsense attitude, sometimes…
3) everyday we get emails from people wanting to get involved with escorting!
4) escorts continue to work together, as a collection of autonomous individuals with no leaders, to better the work that we do. this includes forming groups of organizers to work on things like orienting new escorts, and diversifying our demographics. we are also working on fun stuff, like parties and film nights!
coming soon… two of our biggest holidays at the clinic: the Saturday before Easter, and the Saturday before Mother’s Day… these are days that we have seen between 100 and 400 EXTRA protesters turn out for. we are calling out to our extra people, and planning with the police to have these days run as smoothly as possible.
stay tuned for more soon.