Progressives will be on the march in Washington on Saturday. By one estimate, over 400,000 people are expected for the One Nation march for “jobs, justice and education for all.”
The crowd estimate comes from a union organizer who informed me that I could not get on her bus because I did not reside in her district (New Jersey). When I mentioned few bus rides are listed on website, she said that was because organizers were concerned tea partiers would reserve all the seats.
The march’s endorsing organizations are a who’s who of the “progressive left,” including the AFL-CIO, NAACP, Service Employees International Union, National Council of La Raza and National Action Network.
During an appearance on TV One’s “Washington Watch,” NAACP President Ben Jealous said:
We and the Tea Party are responding to the same moment. They see this moment of increasing diversity, decreasing prosperity, and they say, “Let’s attack diversity. Let’s push down on diversity.” We say, “Let’s push up on prosperity.” They want to turn this into a battleground. We want to find common ground.
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