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HOW IT ALL BEGAN

This movement started a few years ago when Pence was coming to Columbus, Ohio at the kickoff for Pride to give a presentation at a local downtown hotel on Gay Street.  Tom Grote posted that we should do a protest, Brad Henry replied, nah, let’s have a dance party.  Tom responded, “I love it.”  Next response, “Meet me at noon, we are so doing this.” and so it began, a group of people organized a dance party on Gay Street in six days that attracted around 5,000 people and made international news. 

The movement made an impact and has inspired events since.  Henry decided that is was time to make magic happen again and regrouped with many of the original crew and started in June of 2019.  The goals are clear:

  • Engage a younger demographic;
  • Voter Registration;
  • Civic Engagement;
  • NonPartisan;
  • Promote Truth Honor and Unity.

We have since partnered with The League of Women Voters, Microbreweries, The Ohio State University, Equality Ohio, Equitas Health, EduTechnologic, Land Grant Brewery, The Harmony Project, Stonewall Columbus, HRC, and many local artists and amazing people that are making magic happen.  We are looking forward to 2020.

 

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