Just a few things I wanted to point out about signs for the next protest -- specifically, the large foamboard-type signs to hold up for passing cars during the event.
First off, the most durable types of handmade signs turned out to be the traditional marker-on-foamboard variety. Things that had printed paper taped to a board did not hold up to the wind, so refrain from this style of sign next time. The more professionally made ones, like the one on the pole with the "When your check clears" bit were very effective, I thought, so if anyone has the capability to make signs like that, go for it.
Also -- when the PPG reporter visited, he commented about how we were claiming not to be a hate group, but we had a "honk if you hate Scientology" sign. Now, the "honk if" concept turned out to be very effective -- I heard people estimate an 80% honkage rate, which is awesome. However, we need a new verb for signs like this. Something that won't send a mixed message when we try to portray the fact that we don't hate religion or other people's beliefs. "Oppose" or a less "hate"-like word would do. Feel free to post suggestions here. We definitely need the honk signs, though -- clearly, the cops didn't mind the horn noise, and it obviously got the attention of motorists.