Bozeman’s Own Rally to Restore Sanity
I watched Comedy Centrals “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” event on Saturday; I stumbled upon it while channel surfing, and I was very surprised how many people showed up on the Mall in Washington. What I had no idea of is that people gathered right here in bozeman on that Saturday to be satellite attendees of the rally as they watched the broadcast on the TV’s in Wild Joe’s Coffee House on Main Street.
With signs bearing slogans like “Less Hannity, More Sanity,” and “I disagree with you, but I’m pretty sure you’re not Hitler,” attendees of the “Bozeman Rally to Restore Sanity” watched the main rally on two projection screens at the back of the café.
The coffeehouse gathering was intended to give people who couldn’t attend the Washington, D.C., rally a chance to participate, said Ron Gompertz, who organized the rally with Cara Wilder.
Bozeman’s City Commissioner was in attendance and had this to say about the topic of partisonship.
“We want to get away from divisiveness,” Taylor said. “We want to feel a sense of unity over our humanity, regardless of where we are on the political spectrum.”
Thanks to Lauren Russell of the Bozeman Chronicle for coverage of the event.