One individual at the rally wore like a necklace a set of signs that were tied together and inscribed with the names of four sisters killed in an American drone strike in Yemen. They were members of the Ali Mohammed Nasser family. Afrah was 9 years old, Zayda was 7 years old, Hoda was 5 years old, and Sheika was 4 years old when they were all killed in the attack.
The rally was co-sponsored by the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV), People United for Peace of SC County (PUP), CodePink SC, Santa Cruz Against Drones (SCAD), Peace & Freedom Party SC, Raging Grannies SC, SC Branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Veterans for Peace of SC (VFP), United Nations Association SC (UNA) , Sin Barras, Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement (SCATESC), Food Not Bombs, and Santa Cruz Resistance Against Militarization! (SCRAM!).