Three businessmen will hand out anti-hate signs to local businesses hoping to dispel "intolerant rhetoric of election."
A handful of small business owners will walk three popular districts in San Diego, handing out posters which encourage equality and diversity in preparation of the in-coming presidential administration.
Juan Pablo of Super Cocina, Mikey Knab of Ponce's, and John Bertsch of Meshuggah Shack, will be taking to City Heights, Adams Avenue and Mission Hills armed with posters that read “All Are Welcome Here,” and “Hate Has No Business Here.”
The canvassing is an effort to counteract what they believe are attempts at labeling people as “different” or made to feel as an “other” during this election cycle.
The three men will walk throughout the selected communities asking people to hang posters in their establishments to unify other businesses in the belief that inclusionary policies are not only beneficial to the well-being of the entire community, but they also positively affect the bottom line.
By posting the sign, businesses are saying to their consumers that they celebrate diversity and, “In light of the intolerant rhetoric surrounding the presidential election, encourages San Diego businesses to reject racism, misogyny and bigotry.”
The businessmen will begin their community trek on Thursday, December 15, from 2 pm to 3 pm.
UPDATE: You can download your own copy of the poster HERE.
UPDATE: A lot of people are inquiring about how they can get their own anti-hate signs. SDGLN has reached out to The Main Street Alliance of San Diego, the organization responsible for the event, but have not yet received a response. We will keep you updated.
About Main Street Alliance of San Diego:
Main Street Alliance of San Diego is one chapter of a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues. Alliance small business owners share a vision of public policies that work for business owners, our employees, and the communities we serve.