Bill Holmes passed away this weekend. Most of you probably knew of Bill’s work even if you didn’t know the man. Bill would have been that bearded man belting out tunes with his guitar and amps at all Measure R/Eureka Fair Wage Initiative events and booths before July 4th. Bill’s digital identities included highboldtage and the Humboldt Activist.
Bill was one of the handful of people that is Eureka’s Fair Wage Folks. This group which seemed to form out of momentum from Occupy has created a movement which has done the unthinkable – it has united Humboldt’s progressives, HCDCC Democrats and unions behind our City’s fair wage measure.
Think. Speak. Act. in Bill’s memory today. If you need some direction that Bill might have appreciated, visit fairwages.org and give what you can in time/energy or funds. They/we are going to have to make up for the void Bill’s passing has left around the Fair Wage meeting table not to mention the hearts of those that knew him.
There will be something of an impromptu and unadvertised musical gathering in Bill’s honor today around St. Vincent Depaul near the back of the Mercer Fraser garage at 35 West 3rd in Eureka between 11 (0r 12) and 3. Please stop by and groove if you can.
Have a peaceful day Bill. We miss you.