|One Nation Rally Oct 2 Huffington Post|
Lou Schultz delivered a fiery message telling the politicians to represent us, the people- not the big corporate special interests. He talked about how Republicans are all about profit, shipping jobs overseas and concentrating wealth at the very top and urged everyone to vote on Nov 2.
"This gathering here today is America’s wake-up call. The giant called democracy is at last stirring again. Citizens are coming together to say freedom does not sleep. It may have been fueled and lulled for the moment into a lethargy, but it’s fully awake now. And we the people are its engine." Harry Belafonte
NAACP President Ben Jealous said it was the most diverse gathering on the National Mall ever. “We have environmentalist and mine workers. We have conservative faith groups. We have Black people, Brown people; Jewish, Christians and Muslims; White people, Asian people and Native Americans all working together towards this goal of increase in investment in creating jobs and making sure that every child goes to a great school.”
|One Nation Huffington Post|
This is the real face of America- diverse, optimistic and striving for justice for hard working American families.
This video from Crooks and Liars is shaky- but I think captures the spirit of the day-