08
Oct
09

Parliament: yes, that just happened!

Wow wow wow. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Vera Project last night for the very first edition of Parliament! Awesome turnout – almost 150 folks came through to support Referendum 71 and to vote on some of the Bus’s 2010 legislative priorities. On a Wednesday night? Are you kidding me? Awesome.

So what’s the verdict? Well, the people have spoken, and the Bus will be taking a strong stance on the victor of last night’s issue vote – Environmental Protection! It’s fantastic to have the full weight of our young membership guiding the Bus, and we’re looking forward to doing it again. Soon.

And the Bus would formally like to issue a massive note of thanks to the amazing intern crew that put this thing on. Bus staff had very little to do with it, and it was thanks to these young folks’ vision and energy that we did the dang thing: Kaya, Gabe, Addis, Cedar, Sonny and Rachael, ya’ll are superstars, we appreciate you so much and are honored that you spend your time with us.

Many thanks to our friends at the Vera Project, Approve R-71, the ACLU and Cupcake Royale for supporting! Big thanks to George Lukas, the Riffs, GMK and Thee Satisfaction for blessing the stage! And if you need even MORE validation that it was an amazing night, check out the write-up over in Publicola. We’re blushing here, people…

And now the main event: pictures! Tons o’ them.

Welcome.

Welcome.

Pow pow!

Pow pow!

Thee Satisfaction set it off

Thee Satisfaction set it off

Rachael - 1/6 of the organizing team.

The issues

The issues

Vera rules.

Vera rules.

Tons (and we mean tons) more pics after the jump:

Sonny, Gabe, Addis and Cedar - 4/5ths of the organizing team

Sonny, Gabe, Addis and Cedar - 4/6ths of the organizing team

Kaya and photo friend - the remaing 1/5 of the organizing team!

Kaya and photo friend - the remaing 1/6 of the organizing team!

Get down.

Get down.

Sonny lamps on stage.

Sonny lamps on stage.

George Lukas kicks the night off strong.

George Lukas kicks the night off strong.

Writing thank you letters to Senators and Representatives who voted for SB 5688, the "everything but marriage" bill.

Writing thank you letters to Senators and Representatives who voted for SB 5688, the "everything but marriage" bill.

That's a vote, people!

That's a vote, people!

The Riffs bring the ruckus.

The Riffs bring the ruckus.

The envelope addressing contest! Who can address the most in one minute!

The envelope addressing contest! Who can address the most in one minute!

Contest action shot! Slam those vans!

Contest action shot! Slam those vans!

GMK Brilliant Reality

GMK Brilliant Reality

Feeling it!

Feeling it!

Bounce bounce bounce.

Bounce bounce bounce.

Serendading a fan.

Serendading a fan.

The victor.

The victor.

Cupcakes! Thank you Cupcake Royale!

Cupcakes! Thank you Cupcake Royale!

ACLU in the building!

ACLU in the building!

The youngest Bus fan.

The youngest Bus fan.

Thee Satisfaction run this run this.

Thee Satisfaction run this run this.

With a special mic appearance by Chocolate Chuck.

With a special mic appearance by Chocolate Chuck.

Good times!

Good times!

Go team!

Go team!

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2 Responses to “Parliament: yes, that just happened!”


  1. 1 Green n Gold
    October 8, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Nice job Bus – didn’t make it last night, but the coverage/pictures look great.


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