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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:13 PM
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Poll question: Have you ever participated in a "March on Washington DC"?

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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:14 PM
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1. Yes, for both "Gulf Wars". nt
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:15 PM
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2. No, but if I had the $$$ I'd do it in a heartbeat. Repeatedly. nt
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Pryderi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:17 PM
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3. I work the a guy that went to the 912 protest with his wife, and wish I had a comparible opportunity
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:17 PM
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4. I have never been to DC
would love to go
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:18 PM
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5. about 5 or 6 of them.,all anti-war plus "march for women's lives".
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:19 PM
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6. April or May, 1979
After Three Mile Island
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:24 PM
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7. Yup! In 1993, the GLBT March On Washington.
I had a cool employer back then. When I told her that I was quiting my job for the march she talked me into taking a leave of absence instead. A friend and myself traveled the entire country, from Seattle to the Black Hills to Illinois to Ohio to the Allegheny National Forrest to D.C. to North Carolina and then back home to Seattle.....all in a 1978 Toyota pickup. Only had one problem with the truck... a tire blew. It was a trip of a lifetime and I want to do it again this Spring.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:24 PM
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8. Five.
Four Anti-war, one pro-labor. All great times. At the last one, I met DUers briefly.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:30 PM
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9. 1971 Vietnam War demonstrations.
I was a draftee in the Army at the time (Ft Myer in Arlington) but spent Friday night through Sunday afternoon with the demonstrators. The crowds were in the 200,000 range Saturday and Sunday.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:37 AM
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22. I stood in front of the White House with 4 other people protesting that war in 1966
And then I went and served 3 tours in that country.
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CBR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:35 PM
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10. 2003 Anti-War protest. nt
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Bjorn Against Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:41 PM
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12. 2003 Martin Luther King Day march against the Iraq War
I have been in close to 100 demonstrations here in Minnesota in just the past year alone but have only marched on Washington once so far. I hope to make it back there again soon.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:43 PM
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13. DC is kind of far for me to travel.
So, no.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:54 PM
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14. GLBT March in '93 and 2000.
October 10, 2009 will make three.
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tucsonlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:28 PM
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15. The Iraq War - 1993, Also....
Vietnam - circa 1970

But there were three major differences between those demonstrations and the 9/12 gatherings:


1. The media, if they mentioned us at all, under-inflated our numbers. We were a million and more strong.

And many of us could ill-afford to make the trip. Yet somehow we found a way. We had to be there, that's all.

2. We KNEW what we were protesting against.

And finally,

3. Our cause was a just one. Moreover, history has rendered its verdict:




WE WERE RIGHT!!




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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:44 AM
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16. 1983 - MLK, Jr. Anniversary March
Walked from College Park, MD all the way down Rt. 1 and on to the Lincoln Memorial. We met a lot of interesting people along the way and while we were there.

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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:45 AM
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17. Yep, in at least a couple of the anti-Iraq War events - 2003 and one of the anniversary ones.
nt
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:46 AM
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18. Twice - both times for abortion rights
I was there in 2004, when we had over a million people (which the media, of course, largely ignored).
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:46 AM
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19. No but I'm ready for the mad as hell doctors to arrive.
I will arrive then as well.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:58 AM
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20. More than I can count
Starting Nov. 15, 1969 with a march against the Vietnam War.

Now that I live a 45-minute Metro ride from DC, it's easier than ever.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:37 AM
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21. fall '03
against the iraq invasion...
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