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BRIEF: Group plans to protest Santorum

UPDATE: SANTORUM TO HOLD RALLY AT 3 P.M., THURSDAY – NOT NOON, AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.

Upon learning that Rick Santorum would be in Spokane this week, a group of activists organized an impromptu protest. The group will be at New Life Assembly Churchfrom 12 to 3 p.m. Thursday — the same time Santorum is planning to be at the church hosting a rally.

According to the protestors Facebook page, “This is a non-violent protest and people of any political background who believe Santorum's views are dangerous or bad is invited.”

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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