The sit-in is not a political event, and no political speeches will be delivered. I received notice of it in an email from the Jack O'Connor for Mayor campaign.
Here is the email announcement:
Please join concerned citizens in asking the Mayor to process the thousands of untested rape kits. I ask for your support of ALL victims who have waited in the dark on the sidelines waiting for justice to be served. Information is as follows:
What: Sit In At City Hall
Who: Concerned Citizens and Victims
Why: Process the Untested Rape Kits
Where: City Hall (Steps on the Bagby side) 901 Bagby Houston, TX 77002
When: Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 12:00PM
Attire: Wear red, white or pink. Red to represent the victim's courage. White to represent peace and justice in having the kits tested. Pink to represent women/girls who have been victimized.
Props: Bring a rose or carnation in any of those colors to leave on the steps of City Hall as a reminder to process the kits.
DESCRIPTION: A peaceful rally to urge the Mayor to take action. Our point is to make a presence and stance on bringing justice to victims by having the kits tested.
***DISCLAIMER: This is NOT a political event. NO political speeches. This is simply a show of solidarity for the victims and their families in having justice served.