Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ACTION ALERT: "Get on the Bus" to DC Oct. 2nd for a nation of hope and unity (...NOT fear and division)

Dear Members, Supporters, and Friends,


On this coming Saturday, Oct. 2nd, hundreds of thousands of Americans, including tens of thousands of New Yorkers, will convene on the National Mall in Washington, DC, for a historic gathering to restore our nation's vision of hope and unity.  Led by a broad coalition of national civil rights, organized labor, and other like-minded organizations, participants will rally and march in support of the change America voted for 2 years ago:  good jobs, affordable health care, universal education, renewable energy, full civil and human rights for all in America, and an economy that works for all of us, not just the richest 1-2%.


Most of all, people will be joining together during this crucial election season to combat a cynical politics of fear, hate, and division, and instead affirm our nation's values of hope, justice, opportunity, and inclusion.


Buses are leaving from all over the New York area to take people down and back to DC this Saturday.  They are being sponsored by a plethora of community groups, trade unions, religious congregations, issue coalitions, and public officials.  Many are free or low cost.  Here's how to find one near you:  http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/pages/transportation


Or contract your own local union and community group to see what they may be planning, or for a referral they may have or be offering.



As the famous phrase from the civil rights movement goes, "Get on the bus!"  Find one near you and get on it.  Reach out to friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to join with you as a group.  Car pool down if you like.  But whatever,… BE THERE!


See ya' down there!


Mark Hannay



Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign

40 Worth Street, Suite 802

New York, NY  10013



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