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Welcome to the RNC2008 Page

Welcome to our RNC2008 page!

We have a lot to do and very little time. Right now we are trying to reach out to different groups involved in the RNC events. We are also trying to draw together helpful resources that all these groups can refer to. If you think we are missing anything on this wiki let us know or feel free to add the information yourself.

To Do

  1. Set up a Txtmob account. We used this at RNC04 to much benefit. All street librarians were subscribed to a txtmob group and home support could monitor local media and quickly txt message all street librarians. Very handy indeed! (Txtmob doesn't appear to be working)
  2. Sign up for Twitter feeds
  3. Make a reference binder for on the street and distributing it to various activist locations
  4. Make info signs and patches to identify ourselves (Wanda and Lacey)
  5. Link radical reference resources to this site
  6. Blog experiences on Radical Reference (like the excellent post on the raids)
  7. What else?

Schedules

Master Event Schedule

Master Event Schedule

Volunteer Schedule

[1]

RNC Schedule


News Sources

Radical Reference: News Sites

Twin Cities Indy Media

MN Daily Planet

Reportbacks

Crash the Conventions

MN Radical Reference Twitter keep tabs on who we are following for updates on what is going on

The Uptake

Organizations and What They Offer


-A-

-Anti-War Committee

-Arise Bookstore

ARISE! INFOLINE: 612.871.2283 8/29/08 – 9/5/08, 8am – 12 midnight We'll be open from 8am to midnight from August 29 to September 5 as a safe, "green," family friendly gathering spot for convention-crashers of all stripes. We offer a cool place to rest, water (and occasional food!), a public bathroom, internet access, maps and schedules, and a safe space for those who have taken part in actions to decompress, talk and recover.

-C-

-CODEPINK

-Coldsnap Legal Collective jail support hotline is: (651) 356-8635

-Coldsnap Legal Collective's Minnesota Legal Primer

-Coldsnap's Arrestee Support Page AND Affinity Group Arrestee Support Form

--Convergence Space: 627 Smith Ave computers, limited bag storage, bikes, food

-Crash the Conventions Protest news from the RNC and DNC

-I-

-Twin Cities Indymedia calendar of events

-Iraq Veterans Against the War

-M-

-Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War

-N-

-No RNC/Welcoming Committee

-NorthStar Health Collective -Medical Info:The North Star Health Collective is the logistical organizing body for all of your medical needs, before, during and after the RNC.

  • Details Include*

Medic Spokes will be held at 639 Jackson Ave., St. Paul, MN

Days: September 1-5 -we will have First Aid and Wellness Stations at the Convergence Center Space and locations throughout St. Paul. Hours: 9AM-9PM (extended as necessary) Phone: 1-800-719-6487

-P-

-PNC2RNC Grassroots Caravan

-Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

-Protest RNC

-S-

Students for a Democratic Society

-T-

-Tin Can Comms Collective

-U-

-Unconventional Action

-Y-

-Youth Against War and Racism

Medical Information


-NorthStar Health Collective -Medical Info:The North Star Health Collective is the logistical organizing body for all of your medical needs, before, during and after the RNC.

  • Details Include*

Medic Spokes will be held at 639 Jackson Ave., St. Paul, MN

Days: September 1-5 -we will have First Aid and Wellness Stations at the Convergence Center Space and locations throughout St. Paul. Hours: 9AM-9PM (extended as necessary) Phone: 1-800-719-6487

-An Activist's Guide to Basic First Aid

Hennepin County (Minneapolis) General Health Care Resources -[2]

Ramsey County (St. Paul) General Health Care Resources -[3]

Local Hospitals

Transportation & Maps


--Convergence Space: 627 Smith Ave computers, limited bag storage, bikes, food

Maps

-St. Paul Authorized Parade Route Map

-St. Paul Public Viewing Area Map

-St. Paul Bus Routes Map

-St. Paul on Street Parking Restrictions excellent map of St Paul in general

-St. Paul Bike Parking Locations

-Sector Map

--Minneapolis Surveillance Camera Project

-Possible Security Zones

-Downtown St. Paul

-St. Paul Skyway Maps

-Points of Interest in Downtown St. Paul

-Day One March Route

Bikes

-Freewheelin

Map of pickup/drop off locations Preregister, use a free bike for the day. You need a credit card and be 18+

-Bike Program and Space Hours Corner of 36th St. E & 5th Ave in Mpls Saturday, August 30: 10-8 Sunday, August 31: 10-close Sept. 1-4: Any bikes left are at Convergence Space + fix it tools Provide your own lock,and when borrowing a bike (they need to be returned), they ask for money, work/volunteer time, or bikes, parts or tools.

Buses

-Free Local Bus Rides to the Protest

The Welfare Rights Committee, the Minnesota Immigrants Rights Action Coalition and U of MN Students for a Democratic Society are organizing bus service to help local folks get to the protest from campus, low-income and immigrant communities.

Minneapolis

North: Broadway & Lyndale (Cub Foods Lot) @10:00am South: Lake St. & Bloomington Ave. @10:00am

St. Paul

West Side: @10:00am Roosevelt Community Center: 1575 Ames Ave. @10:00am McDonough Community Center: 1544 Timberlake Rd. @10:20am Mt. Airy Community Center: 91 East Arch St. @10:40am

University of Minnesota

East Bank: Behind Coffman Union @10:00am West Bank: Outside of Rarig Center @10:00am St. Paul Campus: Outside of St. Paul Student Center @10:00am

Rides

Welcoming Committee's Rideboard

Craigslist Rideboard

Share Your Ride

ERideShare

March on the RNC Transportation Organizing

Getting out of the Twin Cities

Greyhound

Amtrak

Megabus

Jefferson Lines

-Police are watching trainyards closely-be careful trainhopping!

- Metro Transit Metro Transit information line: 612-373-3333

Information Sources

Radical Reference 2008 Grassroots Election Guide

-Welcoming Guide

Communication


Main Saint Paul Contacts:

Wanda Marsolek

Lacey Prpic Hedtke

Anne Mostad-Jensen

mnradref@gmail.com

Twitter sites:

Text Message Updates

You can get text message updates and alerts on your cell phone about protesting the RNC! From your cell phone send a text message to the phone number 40404 with the message follow protestrnc2008. You will get a text message back asking for a twitter user name (enter whatever you want), and then you will get ProtestRNC2008 text message alerts. You can also sign up online at http://twitter.com/protestrnc2008

   * General Announce
   * Food
   * Support:
         o Medic news
         o Bike blocks
         o Legal
         o Police
   * Roads:
         o Bridges
         o Highway I-94
         o Shepard Road
   * Sectors:
         o Sector #1
         o Sector #2
         o Sector #3
         o Sector #4
         o Sector #5
         o Sector #6
         o Sector #7
   * Crashing the RNC

-Photo/Video/Documentation Drop Off: If you have pictures or video to upload, documentation to drop off, or any other material that you’ve gathered and think would be useful for legal purposes, you can drop it off at the Legal Observer Muster Space: 500 Laurel Ave, St. Paul.

Food, Shelter, Neccessities

RNC Welcoming Committee childcare Sept 1-4: 9a-6p Vegetarian or vegan food, milk and snacks available Preregister: childcarerncprotest@riseup.net

Shelter

-RNC Welcoming Committee Housing Board

-Minnesota Students for a Democratic Society Housing

-CODEPINK Housing Board

-Food Not Bombs and Seeds of Peace Food Schedule

Daily Meals (August 28 through September 4) 1 pm Lunch, Convergence Center. [Seeds of Peace (SoP)] 7 pm Dinner, Convergence Center.. [Food Not Bombs (fnb)]

September 1 Bag lunches for affinity groups – affinity groups can sign up ahead of time to have a boxed lunch packed for them on September 1. Sign up and gather at the Convergence Center with an identifying name and number of people. [sop] 11 am Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, Capitol Lawn [sop]

September 2 11 am Youth Against War and Racism Rally/March, place TBA [sop] 12–7 pm Ripple Effect Concert, Capitol Lawn [sop] 7 pm The Midtown Greenway (Chicago Ave and the Greenway) [fnb]

September 3 6 pm Peavey Park (Chicago Ave. and Franklin Ave.) [fnb]

September 4 3 pm Poor Peoples Economic and Human Rights Campaign March, Mears Park [sop] 4 pm Anti-War Committee March, Capitol Lawn [sop]


-Computers to use

-Welcoming Committee housing number: 612.419.7809

Political Information

-Radical Reference: History, Resistance

-Radical Reference: Tools for Statistics

Legal Information


St. Paul Specific Legal Information:

-Police Detention Plans

-Special Investigations Unit's Procedural Manual

-Minneapolis COINTELPRO Page

Basic Legal Information:

-Radical Reference: Tools for Legal Reference

-Civil Liberties

Bike Laws:

-MN Bike Laws

Protest Laws

-MN Public Assembly Guide

-Coldsnap Legal Collective jail support hotline is: (651) 356-8635

-Coldsnap Legal Collective's Minnesota Legal Primer

-Coldsnap's Arrestee Support Page AND Group Arrestee Support Form -Coldsnap Legal Collective jail support hotline is: (651) 356-8635 If you have police surveillance or harassment to report, please send that to Coldsnap Legal Collective via their email, coldsnap@riseup.net, rather than jamming up the legal hotline with non-emergency information. The legal hotline, 651.356.8635, exists for reporting and dealing with detention, arrest, and other legal emergencies, as well as support for arrestees. If the hotline is overwhelmed by non-emergency phone calls, it may not be available to those in dire need.

Safe Protesting

Fight the Man and Get Away Safely

Ruckus Society Direct Action Manuals

Volunteers


Home Volunteers (add yourself to the list and email your telephone number to mnradref@gmail.com)

All hours CST!

Monday September 1st

  • 12pm Jonathan
  • 1pm Jonathan
  • 2pm Jonathan
  • 3pm Jonathan
  • 4pm Jonathan
  • 5pm Jonathan
  • 6pm Debbie
  • 7pm Debbie
  • 8pm Debbie

Tuesday September 2nd

  • 1pm Jenna
  • 2pm Jenna
  • 3pm Jenna
  • 4pm Jenna
  • 5pm Greg
  • 6pm Greg
  • 7pm Laura
  • 8pm Laura

Wednesday September 3rd

  • 4pm Lia, Larry
  • 5pm Lia, Larry
  • 6pm Lia, Larry
  • 7pm Laura
  • 8pm Laura

Thursday September 4th

  • 4pm Lia
  • 5pm Lia
  • 6pm Debbie
  • 7pm Debbie
  • 8pm Debbie

Contact information for elected officials

Mayor Chris Coleman Chris.Coleman@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Phone: (651) 266-8510 Fax: (651) 266-8513


Ward 1: Melvin Carter: Melvin.Carter@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8610 Fx: (651) 266-8574

Ward 2: Dave Thune: Dave.Thune@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8620 Fx: (651) 266-8574

Ward 3: Pat Harris: Pat.Harris@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8630 Fx: (651) 266-8574

Ward 4: Russ Stark: Russ.Stark@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8640 Fx: (651) 266-8574

Ward 5: Lee Helgen: Lee.Helgen@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8650 Fx: (651) 266-8574

Ward 6: Dan Bostrom: Dan.Bostrom@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8660 Fx: (651) 266-8574

Ward 7: Kathy Lantry: Kathy.Lantry@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Ph: (651) 266-8670 Fx: (651) 266-8574


Sheriff Bob Fletcher: 651-266-9333

It's no surprise that Sheriff Fletcher does not publicize his email address: but you can write to any of these Ramsey County Commissioners:

http://www.co.ramsey.mn.us/cb/index.htm link building service


BETTY MCCOLLUM

(651) 224-9191_ FAX (651) 224-3056 Send email: http://tinyurl.com/6e9pbt

KEITH ELLISON

612-522-1212 Fax:_612-522-9915 Send email: http://tinyurl.com/67z9d9

List of hotels where delegates are staying

Alabama - The Marquette Hotel, 710 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55402

Alaska - Ramada Mall of America, 2300 East American Boulevard Bloomington, MN

American Samoa - Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55413

Arizona - The Saint Paul Hotel, 350 Market St St Paul, MN 55102

Arkansas - Embassy Suites Minneapolis-Airport, 7901 34th Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55425

California - Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis South, Bloomington, 7800 Normandale Blvd. Bloomington, MN 55439 & Sofitel Minneapolis- 5601 West 78th St Minneapolis, MN 55439

Colorado - Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55413

Connecticut - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Maple Grove Northwest Minneapolis-Arbor Lakes, 11801 Fountains Way N Maple Grove, MN 55311

Delaware - Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites - Minneapolis, 405 S 8th St Minneapolis, MN 55404

District of Columbia - DoubleTree Guest Suites Minneapolis, 1101 LaSalle Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

Florida - Minneapolis Airport Marriott, 2020 American Blvd E Minneapolis, MN 55425

Georgia - DoubleTree Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416

Guam - DoubleTree Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place, 1500 Park Place Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416

Hawaii - Embassy Suites Bloomington, 2800 American Boulevard West Bloomington, MN 55431 (952) 884-4811 more info »

Idaho - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, M.N. 55403

Illinois - Millennium Hotel Minneapolis, 1313 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Indiana - Embassy Suites Bloomington, 2800 American Blvd W Minneapolis, MN 55431

Iowa - La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis Bloomington West, 5151 American Blvd W Bloomington, MN 55437

Kansas - Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America, 2221 Killebrew Dr Bloomington, MN 55425

Kentucky - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Louisiana - Crowne Plaza Minneapolis North, 2200 Freeway Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55430

Maine - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Maryland - Embassy Suites St. Paul-Downtown, 175 East 10th Street Saint Paul, MN 55101

Massachusetts - Crowne Plaza Bloomington, 5401 Green Valley Drive Bloomington, MN 55437

Michigan - The Northland Inn, 7025 Northland Dr N Minneapolis, MN 55428

Minnesota - Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center, 411 Minnesota St St Paul, MN 55101

Mississippi - Embassy Suites Minneapolis-Airport, 2800 American Boulevard West Bloomington, MN

Missouri - Ramada Minneapolis Northwest & Water Park, 6900 Lakeland Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Montana - Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites - Minneapolis, 405 S 8th St Minneapolis, MN 55404

Nebraska - Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites - Minneapolis

Nevada - The Saint Paul Hotel

New Hampshire - Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

New Jersey - Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Boulevard East Bloomington, MN

New Mexico - Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome, 1500 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454 (612) 333-4646 more info »

New York - Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 30 S 7th St Minneapolis, MN 55402

Northern Mariana Islands - Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America, 2221 Killebrew Dr Bloomington, MN 55425

North Carolina - Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome, 1500 Washington Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55454

North Dakota - DoubleTree Guest Suites Minneapolis, 1101 LaSalle Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ohio - Radisson Plaza Hotel Minneapolis, 35 S 7th St Minneapolis, MN 55402 & The Marquette Hotel, 710 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55402

Oklahoma - Four Points by Sheraton Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd Minneapolis, MN 55413

Oregon - La Quinta Inn & Suites Minneapolis Bloomington West, 5151 American Blvd W Bloomington, MN 55437

Pennsylvania - Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, 5801 Opus Pkwy Minnetonka, MN 55343

Puerto Rico - Courtyard Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes, 11871 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369

RNC Headquarters: Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Rhode Island - Hyatt Place Minneapolis Airport-South, 7800 International Dr Bloomington, MN 55425

South Carolina - Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

South Dakota - Courtyard Minneapolis Maple Grove/Arbor Lakes, 11871 Fountains Way Maple Grove, MN 55369

Tennessee - Ramada Mall of America, I 494 & 24th Ave Minneapolis, MN 55416

Texas - Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront, 11 East Kellogg Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55101

US Virgin Islands - Radisson University Hotel-Minneapolis, 615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Utah - Sofitel Minneapolis - Bloomington, 5601 West 78th St Minneapolis, MN 55439

Vermont - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55403

Virginia - Radisson University Hotel-Minneapolis, 615 Washington Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Washington - Crowne Plaza Northstar Minneapolis-Downtown, 618 Second Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55402

West Virginia - Crowne Plaza Bloomington, 5401 Green Valley Drive Bloomington, MN 55437

Wisconsin - Minneapolis Marriott City Center, 30 S 7th St Minneapolis, MN 55402

Wyoming - Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis St. Paul-Shoreview, 1050 Gramsie Road Shoreview, MN 55126