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'Love Trumps Hate' Rally Planned During President's Missoula Visit

Flyer for the 'Love Trumps Hate' rally planned for Oct. 18 in Missoula, MT.
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Flyer for the 'Love Trumps Hate' rally planned for Oct. 18 in Missoula, MT.

An event to counter President Donald Trump’s planned rally at Missoula’s airport Thursday, Oct. 18 focuses on getting out the vote.

Missoula Rises is organizing the “Love Trumps Hate” rally which runs from 2:30 to 6 p.m. that same day at Playfair Park, about seven miles from the airport.

It starts with activities ranging from children’s yoga to a food potluck. Volunteers will share perspectives on various candidates and initiatives appearing on November’s ballot. Volunteers also plan to escort people to the neighboring local election headquarters at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, where they can register to vote and drop off absentee ballots. Later in the afternoon, Thursday’s rally features speakers including indigenous leaders, veterans and activists. Missoula Rises says its event wraps up with a protest surrounding the fairgrounds.

O’Brien first landed at Montana Public Radio three decades ago as a news intern while attending the University of Montana School of Journalism. His first career job out of school was covering the 1995 Montana Legislature. When the session wrapped up, O’Brien was fortunate enough to land a full-time position at the station as a general assignment reporter. Feel free to drop him a line at edward.obrien@umt.edu.
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