Organize a Rally in Your Area
ORGANIZING SUPPORT FOR TERRI SCHIAVO
1.Choose a site and time for the rally. Best to choose a government establishment in your area and hold the rally during traffic hour.
2.Notify City Hall or Police what you are planning. Include that it is a peaceful rally. Some cities require a permit, usually at no charge. Remember -- Right to Assemble and Right of Free Speech.
3.Form a committee of family and friends for help.
Contact local groups (Churches, Colleges, etc..) When you contact these groups, please also direct them to www.terrisfight.org. This site is filled with every aspect of Terri's plight. It is without error and it also shows the numerous videos clearly showing Terri's interactions.
4. Contact all local news media in your area: T.V. stations, newspapers, radio talk show hosts, etc. Talk radio covers it the best. Have a spokesperson selected. The media will usually ask to speak with someone who can tell them why the rally is happening.
5. Once the planning and date of a Rally is in place, e-mail Cheryl Ford, at Fight4Terri@aol.com . She has established local contacts as well as an enormous address of supporters. You want the best possible coverage.
6.Assign a friend or family member with a camera or personal video.
Assign jobs: phones, emails, etc.
7.Have a note book for a sign up sheet. Have everyone list their name, city, phone number and email address. You can email everyone on the list, please send a newsletter with those that wished to sign on as a Terri supporter. Many people do not know enough about Terri's situation.
8. Make a list of what to write on the signs you will have at the rally.
If possible, have a little one page flyer to pass out to people as they drive or walk by. Many people will stop and ask what is going on. If you have a flyer with bullets highlighting the points in bold type that you can hand to them, it is very helpful.
Remember, it's about getting the word out to everyone and hoping for the best.
Good luck! Keep us posted. Again, thank you!
Sheila Fogarty, Assistant at Fight4Terri777@aol.com
cc: Cheryl Ford, R.N, Coordinator at Fight4Terri@aol.com