50 years after historic March on Washington, protesters will descend again upon nation’s capital
by Phil Radford
August 21, 2013
Fifty years ago this week, more than 250,000 people from all over the country converged on Washington to march for justice. Martin Luther Kings I have a Dream speech was much more than words, it was a call to action. And it helped bring about the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.
In short, it changed the world.
Its time to ignite another change. And thats why, on this 50th anniversary, Ill be marching along side union leaders, civil rights activists, environmentalists and others this Saturday.
Weve never been at a more critical time for action in this country than we are today. Corporate greed is running rampant and as a result, our environmental, civil, labor & reproductive rights are in serious jeopardy.
So now Im issuing you a call to action: march beside me and thousands of our friends and allies from across the country to demand a better way for the environment and our rights. Click here to sign up and march with me today!
WHAT: March on Washington
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013. Starts at 8 a.m., program begins at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
You might be thinking, what does this march have to do with the environment? Everything. The same corporate interests that are behind stand your ground gun laws, anti-labor laws and anti-immigration laws are the same people who are behind climate change denial and killing clean energy jobs. These interests stand together to deny basic rights of the people and keep big oil happy. But now its time for us to stand together.
This is only the beginning, and it has to start somewhere. Lets build this movement for a better future together by joining this march on Washington this Saturday.