Nov 18

Tickets are still available just hours before Al Gore’s appearance in green Portland, Oregon’s Keller Auditorium, and local green activists are getting worried:

Word is spreading through Oregon’s environmental community that Tea baggers plan a large demonstration tomorrow to protest during Al Gore’s visit to Portland.

From what I’ve been told, the Tea baggers are hoping for a turnout in the hundreds, which would be pretty large by Portland standards.

Not to be outdone, the enviros are putting together a rally to support Gore, his message about the dangers of global warming and his just released book that outlines solutions.

The two events are supposed to converge tomorrow afternoon, about 5:30pm-ish outside Keller Auditorium in downtown Portland. Gore delivers a public lecture at Keller starting about 7:30pm.

The pro-Gore rally is being put together by Repower America a group with close ties to the former Vice President, Nobel Laureate and Academy Award winner. But other groups, such as Climate Solutions of Seattle and the Oregon Environmental Council are helping to spread the word.

They’re asking people to register for the event, which can be done here. The concern is that even though Portland has a reputation for being a green friendly city, the Tea baggers will show up in greater numbers.

Well, it’s not just the Tea Party protesters that Gore has to worry about, as PETA will be there to protest Al Gore’s consumption of meat too.

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