Thousands of liberal activists from across the country converged on the National Mall in Washington D.C. today as “one nation,” calling attention to the working class, according to USA TODAY.
One of my neighbors trekked to D.C. with her family to show her kids that there is power in numbers.
One National Working Together, a coalition of civil and human rights groups organizing the event, says the rally is an “antidote” to the Tea Party. In particular, the group is pushing for immigration reform, jobs for middle class Americans and an end to racial profiling and discrimination.
USA Today interviewed Cheryl Albright, a community health advocate from West Warwick, R.I, who said said she was “fired up” by the turnout. “Look at the diversity,” she said. “This is not like the Tea Party. They call themselves the real America. We’re the real America, too.”
Tea Party Rally or One Nation Rally, would you bring your kids to a large political gathering? I love the idea of exposing my children to political activism and letting them know they can petition for change. But personally, I don’t think I could deal with the crowds!
What about you?