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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 06:44 PM
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On October 15th in Washington DC, The People are Rising Up And Marching for Jobs and Justice!
Edited on Mon Oct-10-11 06:44 PM by FrenchieCat
On the day of the historic unveiling of the Martin Luther King National Memorial on the Mall next Saturday, October 15, there will also be a march on Washington beforehand to reiterate some of the ideals supported by the Occupy Wall Street movement currently sweeping the country the ideal that Congress needs to start doing its damn job of putting Americans back to work.

With unemployment hovering at 9.1%, Americans continue to suffer at the hand of an economy weakened by the Great Financial Meltdown of 2008, largely caused by the deregulation of financial markets. To add insult to injury, the prior administration giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy while plunging our nation into two unpaid wars has almost bankrupted the county. The Great Recession was nearly staved off via President Obamas 2009 stimulus, until relentless Republicans and corporate obstruction, supported by media propaganda, brought economic growth to a screeching halt after the Republicans took back the House in January of 2011.

Although GOP candidates of the 2010 election ran on the platform of jobs, jobs, jobs, the only action on jobs that we have witnessed the Republican winners of that election act upon thus far is the cutting of over 500,000 public jobs, while engaging in a continuous national campaign of maintaining those massive tax cuts for corporations and the rich.
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The more Americans participating, the clearer the message sent to our Do-Not-a-Damn-Thing Congress will be. Those who have taken this country hostage for their own politically selfish, partisan reasons cannot be allowed to continue their war against jobs! So put on your best marching boots or your sneakers, and join the march to demonstrate that WE NEED JOBS AND JUSTICE and WE NEED THEM RIGHT NOW!
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-11 11:18 PM
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1. Is this the march that Al Sharpton is putting together?
He mentioned it here http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Whoever it is, I support them 100 billion percent.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-11 01:28 AM
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2. Yep. The Unions and other groups have joined him as well...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-15-11 12:15 PM
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3. As this march is happening,
DU posters in the main forums are eerily silent on it.

Wonder why?

Actually, I don't wonder, as I find the silence truly informative.
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