A group of “peaceful protestors” will be sending a message from an overpass in the southern part of the county Saturday.
Brenda Vaughn, leader of the local chapter of Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment, and fellow members of the group will wave signs and flags from Farm Road 407 over U.S. 287 in New Fairview encouraging Americans to wake up.
“It’s a nationwide movement to raise awareness of the garbage going on in Washington, D.C.,” Vaughn said. “So much of what’s going on in D.C. is trampling all over the Constitution and Bill of Rights … If we get enough like-minded people in a group, maybe we can get the people in Washington to open their eyes and see that they’re not doing what the people want them to do.”
Vaughn describes the group as non-partisan.
“The majority are conservative, but there are some people on the other side who are getting fed up with their leader.”
The grassroots movement began in June with a man in Oklahoma and has spread across the nation, with rallies held from California to New England.
The rally on Saturday is the second one of its kind held locally. Last month, a group gathered in the same location.
“We got a lot of honks from passing cars and a lot of truck drivers and a lot of people saying they’d join us next time,” Vaughn said. “We just wave our flags and signs. It’s a peaceful gathering.”
Vaughn plans to organize one or two rallies a month. Another is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11.
OVERPASSES FOR OBAMA’S IMPEACHMENT
9 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Sept. 7
U.S. 287 and Farm Road 407
in New Fairview