Los Angeles, CA–The conservative Tea Party had their say, when they marched on Capitol Hill and held concurrent rallies throughout the country on Sept. 12, well now on Oct. 2 grassroots organizers of One Nation Working Together will have their turn, and attempt to mobilize voters, when they culminate into a massive march to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and in two major California cities.
In California, there will be satellite events in the Bay Area and in Los Angeles.
The L.A. rally will be held at Los Angeles City College located at 855 N. Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles, and is expected to bring together thousands of residents and progressive groups including the NAACP, AFL-CIO and other labor, education and social justice groups.
“One Nation Working Together California is a grassroots movement that will fight for the future opportunities for our students and the unemployed; regain the hope we held so proudly in 2008; redefine the future and move our country forward,” said Laphonza Butler of Service Employees International Union United Long Term Care Workers Union (SEIU ULTCW).
Ron Hasson, Southwest Area Director of Branch Development-California State Conference, NAACP, said One Nation Working Together was not created in response to the highly controversial and visible Tea Party which began in 2009.
“One Nation Working Together is a continuation of the work we started back in 2008, when thousands of people became engaged in the political process, ” said Hasson. “It’s a movement that is focused on making sure that those voters are re-energized and involved, as we approach this November’s election. The One Nation Working Together event in Los Angeles on Oct. 2 will be a chance for folks to come togetherm, and through an organized voter outreach and voter registration program, inspire thousands of other Californians to make sure that their voices are heard.”
The day-long event will kick-off at 9 a.m. and feature live performances, a public interactive display symbolizing unity, personal stories of struggle shared by One Nation participants and a massive voter outreach in which 200,000 voters will be encouraged to re-engage in the political process. There will also be a live simulcast with the national march occurring in Washington, D.C.
More than a half million participants are expect to flow into the capitol from around the c ountry for the rally.
For more information visit www.OneNationCA.org.