This rally is a grassroots event (led by Dr. Death, and being organized by fans, supporters, and community leaders) aimed with the intention of showing the Oakland Raiders organization, City of Oakland, County of Alameda, and all parties involved, that it is absolutely imperative that a deal (to build the Raiders a new stadium as part of the Coliseum City project) is completed to keep the Raiders in Oakland long into the future. Dr. Death has already obtained event and sound permits, so we are official to go!
The rally will begin at 11 am at Raiders HQ in Alameda, where we will hand Raiders owner Mark Davis a petition with 10,000 signatures in support of keeping the Raiders in its rightful birthplace in Oakland, CA. At 2:30 pm, the rally will continue in front of Oakland City Hall with a march down Broadway soon thereafter. We hope to conclude the day of events with a party at Ricky's Sports Theatre in San Leandro. More details to follow as they finalize.
Signs and banners are highly encouraged. Please be sure to use responsible and tasteful language on these banners. Here’s just a few generic examples: “I support the Raiders as part of Coliseum City,” or “Keep the Raiders in Oakland.” Be creative, just in a non-offensive manner.
We have chosen the date of May 10th, 2014 (3rd and final day of the NFL draft) in an effort to draw the most media attention to this cause, and to ensure that there is more than enough time for everyone to make plans to attend.
We sincerely hope that you all can make the time to attend this very important event, as this is our initial outing in showing a physical presence in support of this cause. Our success will be determined by YOU!
Please spread the word amongst all of your friends, family, and colleagues. Feel free to share this event.