Hollywood Blvd. will be closed between Highland and Orange all day, and due to heightened security due to the presence of Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama, the LAPD “may make further road closure determinations” without notice.
While the debate is a ticketed, invite only event, some outside activities to take note of:
- The Barack Obama “Debate Visibility Rally” begins at 2pm, and supporters are encouraged to arrive via public transit with their Obama t-shirts, buttons, and signs. (Print at right by Shephard Fairey – a limited edition run of these has already sold out.)
- The Obama campaign is also having a debate viewing party nearby at the Pig & Whistle from 5pm-7pm. If you’re attending the rally, or looking for someplace near the $500/head fundraiser following the debate, this may be a great option.
- A.N.S.W.E.R. LA* will also be directing their anti-war ire outside of the Kodak between 5pm and 7pm. A press release rallying attendee explains, “There Won’t Be A Candidate In That Theater Who Will Really End The War, But That’s What The People Want–And We Intend To Do It.” The website also argues, “The debate is being sponsored by CNN and the L.A. Times, the same corporate media outlets that continually refuse to cover the anti-war struggle.”
*Evidence of inconsistent, but not lazy, use of periods.