The Fanoghe: March for CHamoru Self Determination will proceed maseha uchan pat somnak — rain or shine — according to the organizers who represent a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals.
During a press conference for the march this week, representatives from each of the three task forces on self-determination presented statements of support.
Committee members also announced that six maga’taotao or honored individuals have been invited to hold the official banner for the march. The six include educator Maria Teehan; public auditor and former senator Benjamin Cruz; master of CHamoru culture Jill Benavente; former GDOE superintendent and educator Nerissa Underwood; former senator Hope Cristobal; and police officer Angel Ray Santos, who is also the son of the late senator Angel Santos.
Whether you’re for statehood, free association, or independence, the organizers of the Fanoghe: March for CHamoru Self-Determination is inviting the community to join them in a peaceful demonstration on Labor Day, Sept. 2, from 2 to 9 p.m. in front of Adelup.