Democrats Plan Walk for Biden and Harris, Vigil for Ginsburg in Pottsville This Weekend
One local Democrat is planning to host a walk through Pottsville this Saturday in support of Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris.
The walk on Saturday, Oct. 3, will conclude with a candlelight vigil for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Democrats Plan Walk for Biden and Harris, Vigil for Ginsburg This Weekend
Saturday’s event starts at 5:30 p.m. on the Laurel Blvd. sidewalk in front of the Schuylkill County Courthouse in Pottsville, organizer Dan Mock tells The Canary. Those who gather will walk down Centre St. to Market St. and the move toward Schuylkill County Democrat headquarters just off Garfield Square in the city. The walk moves back to the Courthouse where a candlelight vigil for Ginsburg will be held.
Mock says participants should remember a few rules, guidelines and reminders:
- Walkers should wear masks.
- They should also bring their own candles for the vigil.
- And they shouldn’t wear anti-Trump clothing or carry signs with anti-Trump messaging.
We asked Mock why he’s discouraging any anti-Trump rhetoric.
He says, “This walk is meant to be peaceful, it is not meant to criticize anyone who plans to vote for any other Presidential candidates. In the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to our Constitution, guarantees civil rights and liberties to each individual-such as freedom of speech, press, and religion. I would hope anyone participating in the walk, respects that.”
Mock was encouraged to organize this event by a friend in the Lancaster area who participated in a similar event. He said the Schuylkill County Democrat Committee is supplying signs for participants to carry.
“What I want to achieve with organizing this event, is a push for all Democrats and anyone who supports Biden/Harris, either to mail in their ballots or get out and vote for them in November,” Mock says. “We certainly don’t want a repeat of the 2016 election, where people were so confident that Hillary Clinton was going to win, many people didn’t bother to vote, and look what happened.”
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