Protest Against Ringling Bros.

Hey all my compassionate friends out there!!! The Ringling Bros. Circus is coming back to Sacramento and we need to let them know that it is not ok to enslave and exploit any animal. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to come out and speak up for these poor animals. They will be in town Sept. 13-16 and there are multiple shows on the weekend, so hopefully we can find some people that can do more than one shift. The days and times are as follows:

Fri Sept. 13 6PM
Sat. Sept. 14 10AM, 2:30PM and 6:30PM
Sun. Sept. 15 12PM and 4PM
Mon. Sept. 16 6PM

All times are one hour before the showing, so we can all situated and make sue we reach everyone entering the arena. Please contact Lindavegan Middlesworth @ (916)[masked] or Adrienne @ (916)[masked] for more info. Here are the directions to the arena:
http://www.sleeptrainarena.com/directions/

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  • Dixie Lee H.

    The circus protest was great and thankful to see so many people. Also wanted to tell people about www.wildlifeadvocacy.org. I was searching for info and testimonies from past Ringling Bros Circus employees to tell or for my non-advocate, but animal lover friends and found this site. There are at least four past employees who tell what they witnessed. They couldn't stand the AWFUL AND CRUEL treatment and quit - sometimes after a very short period of time! I could never work there.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Trish E.

    It was good to see so many activists this year

    3 · September 16, 2013

    • Dixie Lee H.

      Trish, I agree! It was inspiring to see others who feel the same way. We know it's wrong, but the ignorance and/or acceptance and complacence (in society) has been there for so long. Ringling Bros. hopes we will be complacent, but we won't!!

      3 · September 17, 2013

  • Dixie Lee H.

    Excellent! We reached a lot of people!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Nicole

    I went to the protest on Monday around 6:30 and even though I didn't stay long I loved it and had a nice time. I plan on going to a lot more protests and I'm glad I didn't miss the protest on the circus, even though I kinda arrived at the last second. :)

    2 · September 17, 2013

  • Mare R.

    met some nice people, but heat started getting to me, as did the subject at hand.

    September 16, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks Adrienne for hosting/organizing the Ringling protest!

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Jody H.

    Great met some wonderful people.

    September 16, 2013

  • Mare R.

    Hi there, can someone please tell me( step by step) how I can add my pic's from Sat. was great to meet everyone.

    September 16, 2013

    • Jan

      I thought for sure I'd be able to help you out, Mare, but Meetup doesn't make it very easy, does it? There ought to be a way under the photos tab. I don't see how though. Sorry. :(

      September 16, 2013

  • Dixie Lee H.

    This was great and I met many open minded people. That was encouraging. I also saw some guilt on peoples' faces too. I mean that. Hopefully they will investigate on their own. I will post a photo soon.

    September 15, 2013

  • julia r.

    I will be there Sunday at 4 not at noon. sorry...

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Paula Gear P.

      I'm coming for the 4 o'clock with my two kids

      September 15, 2013

  • Jose Sanchez J.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it :-( due to still out of town. So sorry to cancel at the last minute. Good luck out there!

    September 14, 2013

  • jutta k.

    changing my time to sunday 4pm

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Moe Moe T.

    I cant make it right at 6. Still ok to come tonite, if not I will be there tomotrow at 10 in the morning. I will try to get there as soon as I can. I cant get out from work til 5

    September 13, 2013

  • Jan

    I will be driving to the arena from Sacramento State University (CSUS) and leaving from the parking lot in front of Modoc Hall at 5:15 today. If anyone would like a ride, please meet me in front of the building at 5:15. Call[masked] for questions or directions. --Jan

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Mare R.

    Hello, I will be coming for 3 shows Sat. made 7 posters from google images, had them blown up, anyone can use them. Wearing my " protect elephants" shirt and yes comfy shoes. Be fare warned Ringling has THEIR photographers and they took pic's of US last year to turn over to mgmt. in Va. I have emailed 3 TV stations, since I do not live down there and do not have long distance on my phone perhaps someone can call the TV media and tell them to come, they came before when I called. We desperately need this exposure and that's exactly what I said in my email. NEEED media and social media coverage on this to someday get it STOPPED>. as you can tell this is my PASSION.

    September 13, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      I sent out official press releases a couple of weeks ago, so we will see. Thanks mare!

      September 13, 2013

  • adrienne r.

    *UPDATES* I would like for everyone to meet on the public sidewalk leading up to the main entrance to the building. That is where we will be most effective. In PETA's email it said by the stairs near the ticket booth. We will have people over there just in case someone misses this. Please make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes, water and whatever else is going to make your experience a great one. I am bringing vegan starter kits just in case anyone asks about being vegetarian/vegan. Also, I have rented an elephant costume, so hopefully we can take turns wearing it. I wore a cow costume at the fair and it was AWESOME!! The kids love it and it draws a lot of attention. Everything's ready to go! All we need is your positive energy and compassionate hearts. I love you alll!

    1 · September 12, 2013

    • Moe Moe T.

      For sign and flyers stuff like that how do I get from? Protest will go on until what time? Sorry abt the questions, this is my first time, so I dont have any clue.

      1 · September 12, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      It goes from 6-7pm tomorrow. there are protests all weekend however.. if you can come to more than one that would be great. I will have all signs and leaflets so just come with a great attitude!

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Moe Moe T.

    I am so excited. I cant wait til tomorrow night to meet everyone and voice for voiceless animals.

    September 12, 2013

  • Angel

    I'm ready for tomorrow! Hope to change minds and open eyes!

    September 12, 2013

  • Galen H

    I used to live right across the street and could walk over but that's not the case any more. Where do you guys park? Has anyone tried the Raley's parking lot or the Kohl's lot? I just don't want to get towed or get a ticket. I am even thinking my vet's office maybe. Anyone found a good spot that's free?

    September 10, 2013

    • natasha S.

      I parked in a shopping center right up the street from there. Didnt get ticketed or towed.

      1 · September 12, 2013

    • Galen H

      Was that the Raleys shopping center?

      September 12, 2013

  • Moe Moe T.

    I am so glad I found this page.

    2 · September 10, 2013

  • Jetta L O.

    Can I carpool (old car), I can go everday but not Sat. I live near Eastern & Marconi, I can drive to your house. Thanks Jetta[masked]

    September 8, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Jetta, Catherine should be gettin a hold of you for carpooling

      September 10, 2013

  • Ayriel

    Hi, I will contact Linda or Adrienne with my questions.
    I want to definitely be there Fri the 13th; Sat @ 6:30 & Sun @ 4:00 are both maybe. Glad to know there is a group like you out there.
    I was just telling my sister that I wanted to go & protest this circus and then I saw your group in my emails; coincidence???

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Thank you ayriel!! There are no coincidences. We will be grateful for whatever you can do. Please don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

      September 10, 2013

  • adrienne r.

    4 more days until the cruelest show on earth!! I can't wait to show them our strength and let them know that slavery is never okay!!!

    3 · September 9, 2013

  • jutta k.

    sat.2:30 Pm is a good time for me, will be there!!

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • julia r.

    i am trying to get it scheduled for either Sat at 2:30 or sunday at noon.
    i will be parking in the disabled lot H... where do I go after that?

    September 8, 2013

  • julia r.

    Looking forward to this. I don't have flyers.. will there be some there?

    September 8, 2013

  • Jose Sanchez J.

    There's nothing I rather do to tell ppl turn around!

    2 · September 3, 2013

    • Jose Sanchez J.

      Ok sweet. See you there!

      September 4, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      All of the days and times are listed on this event so if you just go to the main page everything will be there.

      September 4, 2013

  • Jose Sanchez J.

    Ok how do you check the schedule?

    September 4, 2013

  • Trish E.

    I'm sorry; is Sleep Train Arena the old ARCO?

    August 16, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Yes ma'am!

      August 16, 2013

    • Trish E.

      My daughter has confirmed for Friday night. See you then!

      September 4, 2013

  • Genna M.

    I would like to sign up for the Sunday shifts at 12pm and 4pm. I will have one guest with me for the 12pm shift.

    September 4, 2013

  • adrienne r.

    Hey guys!! I have compiled a rough draft schedule for the Ringling Protest. If you see any changes that need to be made, please let me know and I will change it. If I forgot you, lease give me the days and times you would like to volunteer. As you will see we need lots of hel on the weekend and Monday Sept. 16th. Thank you everyone!!
    Sacramento Ringling Protest - Online Spreadsheets - EditGrid
    www.editgrid.com
    A web-based online spreadsheet with real-time collaboration features

    August 28, 2013

    • Mare R.

      Hi there, will be there at 2:30 out in front, bringing my own posters from last year. Will call you tonight, and discuss the brochures I can bring and so on.. ok bye for now.

      August 29, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Hi mare. There is someone who lives near you that would like to car pool. Her name is dixie lee and she said that her husband and herself could pick you up. They are good people. let me know if you would still like to carpool.

      August 29, 2013

  • Dixie Lee H.

    Adrienne, I tried several times to get on the Edit Grid web site, but I'm not able to for some reason. Our service was down for about a week and John was saying that some of the calibrations don't work after that. We are really flexible for Saturday and Sunday. As I said we'll do more than one protest. I didn't know if you posted the meeting locations on the edit grid. Please let me know, so we know where we're expected to stand. Thank you!!

    August 29, 2013

  • Mare R.

    Hi have 100 leaflets on elephants in circus's left over form last year out there, should I bring them for all shifts. Since I am driving 2 hours to come there, will come on Sat. and what shift do you need me most. I have posters from PETA also from last year. Is PETA involved again?

    August 28, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      PETA is involved. They are sending all the banners and posters and leaflets. So if you would like to bring something you can. Saturday at 4 would be great.

      1 · August 28, 2013

  • Paula Gear P.

    I can for sure come on Sunday 15th. thanks for organising!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Jody H.

    Not sure how many people yet as we are having a meeting in Grass Valley Sept 8th and there will be sign up sheets & car pooling.

    August 28, 2013

  • Paula Gear P.

    I'm going to bring one or both of my children too, ages 10 and 11

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would people consider doing some demonstration in support of the elephants before the actual days of the performances? That might get in the news and possibly influence people's decision to buy tickets?

    August 25, 2013

  • adrienne r.

    Hey guys!! people have been asking about carpooling and I think it's a great idea. let me know if you are interested and I will help you find someone.

    August 25, 2013

  • Dixie Lee H.

    Adrienne, We will be there for two different days, I'm not sure if Friday also or Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. But we will be there at least two days and more than one shift. I've been reading about this for awhile and feeling motivated to tell folks about it. We have two posters for ourselves and only a small amount of PETA leaflets, so hope to get some from the leaders. I wanted to order more, but don't think I will in time for the event. Look forward to seeing you and others and making a difference for these precious and intelligent animals!

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Selene J.

    work commitment

    August 17, 2013

  • sharona e.

    Hi what are the meeting times for sat and sun?

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Saturday 10,2:30 & 6:30. Sunday 12 &4. All the details are on the meet up page. Thank you.

      August 17, 2013

  • Trish E.

    I will be there for Friday opening night and hopefully have my daughter too

    August 17, 2013

  • Jan

    I think it's VERY important to be very specific about where and when people should meet. Sleep Train Arena is a BIG place. Last year, with the understanding that there would be leaders present at all performances with all the leaflets, posters, and everything needed, I found only one other activist and NO leaders, NO posters, and NO leaflets. My friend and I circled the arena a few times and waited at the spot we usually used for Ringling protests for twenty to thirty minutes or so. No one else ever showed up. Luckily, my friend had brought a small handful of leaflets which we distributed to circus-goers in about five minutes flat. Then, we left--very discouraged and disappointed.

    1 · August 15, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Sorry about your experience last year. There are 3 people in charge this year and we have a crew from the Bay Area coming out as well. as soon as I find out the exact specific location I will let everybody know. Thank you Jan.

      August 15, 2013

    • Jan

      Thanks, Adrienne. My Friday night attendance depends on it.

      1 · August 15, 2013

  • Dixie Lee H.

    Adrienne, I looked on the Sleep Train Arena map and saw there are at least four entrances to the building. There is probably one main entrance also. Where do you want folks to stand? John and I can go to at least two protests. This is so important! I read a book by Caitlin O'Connell about elephants. She spent/spends time in Africa and has thorough knowledge about them. They are MISERABLE in circus confinement!!!!!! Hopefully wake some people up????

    August 15, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      The area we are meeting is to be announced. there are multiple shifts Saturday and Sunday. So if you guys could come those days that would be awesome. You pick the time and let me know.

      August 15, 2013

  • sharona e.

    Never mind.. I work Friday.. Will be there sat and Sunday..

    August 14, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Wonderful. and the location is to be announced as soon as I find out I will let everyone know.

      August 14, 2013

  • sharona e.

    Hi I'll be there Friday at 6 with my 2 kids.. Would also like to go sat if others will be there.. Where are we meeting? Will you provide posters?

    August 14, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Hello. yes everything is provided. if you could do more than one shift we would greatly appreciate it, as there are multiple showings on Saturday and Sunday. We greatly appreciate your children coming as well to show other kids to have compassion for the animals.

      August 14, 2013

  • dawn w.

    I regret I better not commit, although I want to be there. I've become terribly overextended trying to take an active role in too many causes, and Saturday may just be too much. I'm leaving town Monday morning and probably need some time to get organized. So I'm noncommittal.

    August 14, 2013

  • Jillian

    Hi Adrienne, We moved up to Murphys, up by Angels Camp and so the Sat. Sept. 14 at 2:30 pm would work for us . It will be Andy and me at the protest. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you and everyone standing up for abused animals!
    Jill

    1 · August 8, 2013

  • adrienne r.

    Hi everyone!! If you know what day and time you would like to volunteer please let me know so I can make a confirmation list. Thank yoh.

    August 8, 2013

    • Selene J.

      Hi Adrienne. Ted and I will be there Friday night. Thx!

      1 · August 8, 2013

    • adrienne r.

      Thank you!!

      August 14, 2013

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