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Rally Today opposite Plumtree site

11 October 2012

Message from “No Bel Air Walmart” Campaign:

Road Side Rally! Thursday, Oct 11, 5:00 to 6:30 (Aegis, Patch and Dagger will cover). We need a lot of support for this one for media coverage. We will rally on 924 across from the Plumtree site. Please plan on participating!

On Tuesday we had participants holding signs in addition to the 30 or so signs we planted. Got lots of visibility and lots of cars honking in support. Fresh air, lots of activity, lots of fun!

A number of the same folks keep appearing at these events. We will not win if it is only a dozen doing the work. Everyone must participate if we are to succeed. Big numbers tells the community there is formidable opposition in place. It will also generate excitement and the numbers we need show Walmart and the different agencies at the DAC (Developers Advisory Committee, 17 Oct @ 9am, a mailer for those within a 2 mile radius should be in your mailbox Thurs/Fri) meeting that the proposed site is unacceptable. Take a stand for you community and generations to come.

Additional Weekend Road Rally! We will also being doing a rally on Saturday, same location from 10:00 to 6:00. We will do shifts of 2 hours. Need as many who can attend for each of the four (4) shifts. Please e-mail communityinfo with what shift you can attend: Shift 1 – 10:00-12:00, Shift 2 – 12:00-2:00, Shift 3 – 2:00-4:00, Shift 4 – 4:00-6:00.

Thank you again for supporting the community!


If you have petitions to turn in, the rally will be a great place to do it.
Blank petitions will be available for those who can collect signatures. WalMart is allegedly paying their employee’s to collect petitions at their stores. Our volunteers (you) have been gathering petition signatures and strengthening the community’s stance that this project is not needed, or welcome in the area and does not serve a community need. Thank you!

Walmart Signs: $5 suggested donation for a sign, our rally coordinators will be on site to help distribute the signs for the rally and throughout the weekend to everyone who is able to participate and assist in the rally or who would like to purchase a sign!

FYI: The 50,000 needed signatures is roughty everyone who is an adult who lives in the “Bel Air South” region as determined by the 2010 Census, the more that sign the better!

See also:  10 reasons to oppose Wal-mart move to Plumtree Road

  1. Mary Lou Geckle permalink

    How can I help? Where are petition signings and signs to buy? Thank you

    • Aravinda permalink

      Dear Mary Lou Geckle,

      Can you come to the rally tomorrow? You can get signs there, and also hold them up. You can also write to Steven at – he may be able to tell you where you can a sign today.

      Please also write to the County Council and the state of Maryland.
      In Solidarity,

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