Stung by political setbacks and scrambling to avoid a repudiation of Democrats at the polls this November, a coalition of labor unions and liberal activist organizations is planning what it calls “the biggest progressive demonstration in decades” at the Lincoln Memorial next Saturday, October 2.
The march, called “One Nation Working Together,” is sponsored by the AFL-CIO, the NAACP, the Service Employees International Union, La Raza, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the American Federation of Teachers, the Rainbow Push Coalition, the Campaign for America’s Future, and several other activist groups. The event is also being promoted by Organizing for America, the permanent wing of the Obama presidential campaign, which is sending out email notices to members asking that they travel to Washington to take part.
“Hundreds of thousands of people from across America will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our re-commitment to change,” organizers say. “The One Nation march will feature human and civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders, celebrities and sports figuresâ€¦”
In addition to the main organizers, participants will also include left-wing fringe groups like International ANSWER, Code Pink, and the Communist Party USA. The leaders of those groups are known for loud, confrontational demonstrations, which virtually assures that anyone looking for extremist elements in the One Nation gathering will be able to find them.
Wow. This is going to make Cirque du Soleil look like a Shriners convention.
And you know things must be getting desperate for the left if unions are readily agreeable to doing something on a Saturday — but maybe George Soros is paying time-and-a-half for this special occasion.
The media is out there getting their fly-eye lenses ready to help over-inflate the crowd size, precisely the opposite of what they have to do for right-wing rallies.