Ringing the Taco Bell

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And that's where the meeting in the the United Church of Christ preschool came in. They're working on marching permits, conflict-resolution training, entertainment, food, daycare, medical care—and, most important, involving unions, schools, churches, civic groups and everyday citizens.

It's pretty basic stuff. "We'll announce it onstage from our show at Chain Reaction," volunteers Matt Martinez of Over the Counter Intelligence. "And we'll get the opening act to do it, too. We got them the gig, so they've gotta do it. You'd be surprised how fast word-of-mouth spreads in situations like that."

Who knows? Maybe Javier will be in the audience.

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