Progressive coalition plans a new march on washington

Since the election of President Barack Obama, we’ve seen numerous demonstrations from the political Right — fired-up Tea Party protests and Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, among others. By comparison, the other side has seemed pretty quiet. Not for long, says a sweeping coalition of progressive activists, students and union members who are planning an action of their own. On October 2, 2010, at Washington, D.C.’s Lincoln Memorial, more than 150 organizations — including the NAACP, Green For All, the National Council of La Raza and labor organization AFL-CIO — will hold “One Nation Working Together,” a rally for jobs, education and justice. “This is about getting groups united for the next Congress,” says NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous,

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