March on the RNC announces speakers for Convention | News
Tampa, Florida - We now know more about the speakers who will address protesters.
The Coalition to March on the RNC gathered at Perry Harvey Senior Park where protestors will be on the first day of the Convention.
About 5,000 people from all across the country will be there on August 27 to show they are quote, "sick of the RNC."
People from several different backgrounds and organizations addressed the media Wednesday. From student organizations to the LGBT community, they united to talk about the five points: good jobs, affordable education, healthcare, equality, and peace.
We learned of locally and nationally known speakers who will take the stage, including Carlos Montes, a prominent immigrants' rights and anti-war leader in Los Angeles, who helped organize protests at the 2008 convention as well as James Ingle, Vice President of IBEW Local 1205.
The group says the speakers show the outpouring of support from people who are against the Republican agenda.
Organizers say this will be a peaceful protest, one where you can bring your families and your children to.
With everyone keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Isaac, organizers say that weather conditions won't stop them from making their voices heard.