Diverse ‘One Nation’ March Highlights Need for Bold Solutions, Voter Turnout in November
October 4, 2010 - Posted by Avril Lighty
Nearly 200,000 people from across America came together Saturday to rally for "jobs, justice, and education" at the "One Nation Working Together" march on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The march was designed to spur elected officials to enact a bold agenda to move our country forward, and to urge voters to take part in the mid-term elections on November 2.
Under a sunny October sky, the diverse, energetic, and impassioned crowd cheered a line-up of inspirational speakers and carried signs calling for good jobs, a quality education for all, financial and immigration reform, voting rights, peace, and renewed hope. The marchers came from all walks of life – from children to WWII veterans – representing different professions, ethnicities, and faiths. Organizers said that the march was only the beginning of a sustained effort to build momentum for policy solutions that will make our country fairer, stronger and more prosperous for all.
"Today's One Nation march on the National Mall is a powerful reminder that there is far more that unites us in America than divides us," said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. "We share common dreams for excellent education for our children, jobs that provide living wages, and an immigration system that is fair to all. We share common values. We share a common belief that one nation working together can build a better world for us all."