I plan to attend this event. 400 people have already signed up: www.facebook.com/events/[masked]
This upcoming month is critical for GMOs in NY. Check out gmofreerochester.wordpress.com for what you can do without marching.
Edit: Sorry, I live in a GMO-bubble and wasn't clear: Monsanto is the ruthless mega-corportation responsible for Genetically Modified Organisms, GMOs. You're almost certainly eating GMOs every day, and more and more evidence shows them to be unsafe. They have been experimentally associated with increases in cancer, new serious allergies, auto-immune diseases, gastro-intestinal diseases, and more. Currently they are not labeled on foods, so most people don't know about them and those who do find it difficult to avoid them. There is a mandatory labeling bill up for vote in NY in June, and we want our reps to support it. Writing, calling, and/or attending this march will tell our reps this is important to us. Surprise, surprise, Monsanto has threatened to sue any state that enacts labeling laws. For me, this march is my way of telling Monsanto we won't be bullied like they have been bullying farmers for decades, and to tell politicians to stop coddling Monsanto, letting them run the regulatory agencies.
Second Edit: I thought I'd give specific plans and backup plans for the March, for a stress-free event. Feel free to just do your own thing if you want. We won't be waiting or taking attendance.
I thought we could park at Strong Museum, but with this thing getting bigger I'm having second thoughts. Strong may be unhappy with us. And consider carpooling or taking bus/bike.
Here is a map showing Plan A, parking at Washington Square Parking Garage: http://goo.gl/maps/DXyBj
Please check out the map so you know where you're going if you miss us. We will meet out front (north side), to proceed north on Clinton at 1:45.
Plan B is the East End garage, on Scio between East Avenue and Main Street. We can meet out front on East Ave, but chances are at this point we'll be split up. If you miss us, just walk up East Avenue and join the crowd.
City parking map: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589936304
I'll have a yellow clipboard so hopefully you can find me. We'll leave either of these locations promptly at 1:45. If you are late and want to catch up with us at the Liberty Pole, you can call my cell[masked] when you get there.
I've heard something about a request that people wear red.