Several media accounts of our very successful 2015 Rally on the Capitol Steps in Salem have woefully under-reported the attendance. Ten bus loads of folks from Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Bend, the Coast, Southern Oregon, and Eastern Oregon brought at least 500 rally-goers, in addition to car pools and those who arrived by private cars or other means. The Faith Caucus also brought another 200 folks. Our best estimate is 1,200 activists at the peak of the activities, with many taking time out to visit their legislators.
Take a look at this crowd shot by Allen Hallmark of HCAO Rogue Valley, and judge for yourself.