Skip to comments.Civil rights, labor groups rally on National Mall (Some unions make attendance MANDATORY!)
Posted on 10/02/2010 10:52:51 AM PDT by Libloather
Civil rights, labor groups rally on National Mall
The goal is to arouse enthusiasm among Democratic voters and stave off an expected GOP comeback in the midterm elections. The rally is also a liberal response to conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally in August.
By Jordan Steffen, Tribune Washington Bureau
11:52 a.m. CDT, October 2, 2010
WASHINGTON - Thousands of activists from groups that support the Democratic Party gathered for a march and rally on the National Mall on Saturday in a bid to rejuvenate the enthusiasm of more liberal voters and stave off an expected GOP comeback in next month's midterm elections.
Organizers said the rally includes hundreds of groups representing Latinos, blacks, labor and environmental activists, and would be aimed at demands for jobs, justice and education.
The rally, called "One Nation Working Together," is in part a response to conservative commentator Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in August that drew thousands to hear a call to return to American values of liberty and faith. However, organizers said the "One Nation" rally had been planned since April.
Beck has criticized the liberal response, in part because he said it includes members of socialist groups.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Heard that on the radio last night from a wife whose husband was forced to go.
Live coverage on C-Span right now. They want real solutions like wind farms off the coast which would decrease unemployment. Oh, brother.
I sure hope the entire planet watches this mess. Sharpton up. "Straights connected to gays!" That should go over well.
It doesn’t look too different in extent than 8/28, at least as far as filling in around the reflecting pool.
great. Now we will have side by side photos with media estimates to compare bias. Wonder what CBS will tally the total at?
Just like North Korea!
This is Pathetic. The Million Moocher March. Gimme Mo Money!
If this isn’t a reason for us to get off our big duffs and vote against the trash in Washington then I have no idea what would motivate us.....this is disgraceful. One nation...my arse!!
You want to keep your job and benefits...
toe the party-line.
What a nightmare has been created...
The question is did her husband understand his compliance was a forfeiture of his freedom?
It is not freedom, it is not a show of one's beliefs, it is simply bodies forced to attend an event to present a false impression to all of us.
So it is phony. And VERY VERY TELLING. If the press like ABC AND NBC AND CNN AND CBS fail to mention that many were ORDERED to ATTEND, we will have the final proof that our press is completely willing to lie to its audience.
Haven't you often wondered how the reporters of our main stream press feel about the important information they decide to leave out? Chilling.
Are there any actual photos available right now to make the comparison? I don’t watch network news....I refuse too. I keep reading the same lame MSM descriptions of whats going on and seeing stock photos of before the rally. Where’s the aerial shots showing the 500,00o plus that will compare to 8/28?
I can’t find my bus;they’re all the same color!
Civil rights? What civil rights do the union members have?
If anyone told me a HAD to attend a rally that have socialists and who knows who else, who promotes ‘destroying America’...I would consider myself a slave to that union and I would tell them where to go.
Jobs could be created by hiring people to follow this filth around with pooper scoopers. It will be needed.
i can hardly wait to hear the media reports on the number of people who attended.....i’m SURE it will be in the millions!! of course, no reports on how many were paid or “urged” to attend.
CNN has a photo up on the US page that shows the crowd and it looks pretty small.
The front edge of the reflecting pool is about the extent of the crowd in that photo.
BS...he's really shacked up with his girlfriend for a weekend romp, not traipsing around the national mall with a bunch of losers.
It's the perfect excuse " but honey, I have to go, the union says it is MANDATORY".
It’s live coverage; no comparisons being drawn,the crowd seems restless, not especially engaged with the parade of speakers.
No such luck, they’re all the way back to the far end now. No overview of that side park. Trumka up now.
Just saw a publik skool teacher who couldn't properly read the prepared comments. Would make a great ad for homeschooling.
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