Protesters Greet Obama in Las Vegas

February 22nd, 2010 by Nicole Meyer

Just two of the dedicated protesters in Las Vegas . . .

Just two of the dedicated protesters in Las Vegas . . .

Yesterday and today, President Obama was greeted in Las Vegas by wild horse advocates calling for a halt to the roundups and reform of the Wild Horse & Burro program. With much hard work and determination, the wild horse advocates were able to get four up close encounters with President Obama in his motorcade. Each time, they were holding different versions of the awesome banners that organizer Arlene Gawne produced and they are certain that Obama and his aides saw them and registered the message.

Yesterday, Gina Griesen of Nevada Voters for Animals and her daughter held banners as the Obama motorcade entered a housing development where the President was attending a $35,000 a plate fundraising dinner. Gina and her daughter stayed late and also caught the motorcade on its way out.

Today a number of advocates tracked Obama around Las Vegas catching up with the motorcade twice. On at least one of these occasions, they were in close proximity to the President’s limo, which was traveling very slowly and they could see him look straight at them holding their mustang freedom banners.

Advocates have also done numerous media interviews over these past few days.

These folks have worked really hard this week to bring the plight of wild horses to the President’s attention – and their hard work has paid off. Special thanks and kudos to Arlene for organizing this spectacular effort and to everyone who took to the streets to help the horses!