Event to include voter outreach to over 200,000 Californians!
“BlogMobile” to gather American stories while traveling from LA to DC
CALIFORNIA (September 21, 2010) – Responding to a call to restore opportunity for Americans and pull America back together, One Nation Working Together – California will hold a massive day of action on October 2, 2010. The event, to be held at Los Angeles City College, will bring thousands of Los Angeles area residents together in an effort to re-energize voters for this November’s election, and call for an end to the polarizing tactics that are being used to divide our country.
One Nation Working Together – California will also be sending a group of ‘citizen journalists’ via RV who will be blogging about the concerns of those they meet as they travel from Los Angeles to Washington DC. The ‘BlogMobile’ will depart Los Angeles on September 24 and arrive in Washington, DC for the national rally also being held on October 2.
“One Nation Working Together – California is a grassroots movement that will fight for future opportunities for our students and the unemployed, regain the hope we held so proudly in 2008, redefine the future, and move our country forward,” said Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU ULTCW (United Long Term Care Workers’ Union).
The day-long Los Angeles event on October 2 will start at 9 am and feature live performances, a public interactive display symbolizing our unity, the personal stories of struggle shared by One Nation participants, and a massive voter outreach in which 200,000 voters will be encouraged to reengage in the political process. There will also be a live simulcast with the national march occurring in Washington, DC that day at which half a million people are expected to gather at the Lincoln Memorial.
“There’s no question that at a time when we should be united as a nation to tackle the issues of unemployment, the economy, poverty, education, immigration and justice for all, many Americans feel disconnected,” said Angelica Salas, Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). “It’s time for us to continue the movement of political engagement that we started in 2008. One Nation Working Together is the vehicle by which we can do that.” One Nation Working Together is a fast-growing grassroots movement of people from all backgrounds united by the goal of reordering our nation’s priorities to invest in our most valuable resource – our people.
The movement is comprised over 200 organizations and tens of thousands of individuals who believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to achieve the American Dream of having a secure job, a safe home and a quality education. The need for the One Nation Working Together movement and its objective to restore opportunity to all was reinforced as new increased unemployment figures and poverty statistics were recently released. “For me, the One Nation Working Together movement is about regaining our core values – values that are based on fact and realities. Not based on hate, fear and poll-inflamed rhetoric,” said Reverend K.W. Tulloss of National Action Now and Pastor of Weller Street Baptist Church.
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