Valley Protesters Hold Bay Area Water Rally

August 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Local growers and farm workers are in the Bay Area this Thursday to bring awareness to the Valley's water crisis.Thursday morning in Northwest Fresno, 15 charter buses from over 17 cities, including Huron, Tulare, Madera, Fresno and Merced, left for Concord just after six o'clock to educate people in the Bay Area about the need for water for California's crops.

The demonstrators are gathering for a rally at Congressman George Miller's office. Organizers said their rally has diversity, representing different aspects of life from the Central Valley. "As we come together, there's no way they can stop us we've got 20 buses going today with farmers, laborers, tea partiers, all different sorts of people from different demographics," said Ben Bergquam with the Central Valley Tea Party.

Organizers plan on holding another rally Augusty 28th in Sacramento.

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