Tags: US | One | Nation | March

Labor, Civil Rights Groups Rally on Mall

Saturday, 02 Oct 2010 07:03 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organized labor and civil rights groups are looking to energize their supporters with a rally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where a month ago tea party activists gathered to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

More than 400 organizations, ranging from labor unions to faith, environmental and gay rights groups, expected tens of thousands of activists to participate in Saturday's "One Nation Working Together" rally.

With a month of campaigning to go and voter unhappiness high, the Democratic-leaning groups are banking that the four-hour program of speeches and entertainment will unify the activists who are crucial if Democrats are to retain their majorities in the House and Senate.

At the same time, Republicans are hoping to ride voter anger to victories in the November midterm congressional elections and regain control of the House and possibly the Senate.

Organizers insist the rally is not partisan and say the message will be about job creation, quality education and justice. However, the largest of the organizers, such as the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union, tend to back Democratic candidates.

A month ago, Beck and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gathered near the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech to urge a vast crowd to embrace what they consider traditional values. Though also billed as nonpolitical, the rally was widely viewed as a protest against the policies of President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.

One Nation organizers said that they began planning their event before learning about Beck's rally and that their march is not in reaction to it.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Report: Obama Sets Record for Presidential Memoranda

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 23:10 PM

From policy on gun control to immigration and labor regulations, President Barack Obama has issued more presidential mem . . .

American Jailed for 15 Years for Helping Al-Qaeda

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 22:13 PM

A naturalized American was jailed for 15 years in Miami on Wednesday for conspiring to provide thousands of dollars to A . . .

Gizzi: Obama Ignores Rep. Sanford on Ending Cuban Travel Ban

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 22:12 PM

The White House never briefed nor gave advance notice to the congressman who first introduced legislation that contained . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved