We have averaged about 30 people for the following three weeks. We built our group through Email,phone calls, a few leaflets, and just being out on the street.
I think it is important for people to know that they can do something without money, meetings, or an organization. Being out there consistently and reliably makes a big difference. Many people may take time to decide to join in, but if they know there's going to be a group to join they will make it eventually.
We also try to make it clear that this vigil belongs to whoever shows up. We always have a variety of homemade signs and materials for people to make their own. We have not censored anyone's signs.
It has been encouraging to see the response of motorists: the honks, waves, thumbs-ups, and especially people joining us. It has also been a pleasure to meet so many thoughtful and committed people at our vigil.
Some people express the view that we are starting too late. I certainly agree that earlier would have been better, but the response right now is tremendous. Compare the attitude of people now with that of a year ago. We were all intimidated to whisper a word of dissent a year ago, and now we have vigils, marches, rallies, and whole cities expressing dissent.
Thanks, and keep up the good work,