WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party candidates and activists from across the US will gather in Washington, DC for the One Nation Working Together march and rally in Washington, DC on Saturday, October 2 for “Jobs, Justice and Education” (http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/content/main).
Greens will meet 10:30 am on Saturday at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW on the Mall, at the Peace Table. The Green Party will be part of the Peace Contingent (http://www.onenationforpeace.org), which calls the rally “an opportunity to help millions of people understand how the struggle to end the wars and occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq is directly tied to the urgent need to re-direct this nation’s economic and social priorities.”
The One Nation Working Together rally takes place under the shadow of the FBI raids targeting antiwar activists in Minneapolis and Chicago on Sept. 24. Dozens of peace, human rights, and other advocacy groups, including the Green Party (http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=352), condemned the raids part of an effort to intimidate critics of the Obama Administration’s foreign policies in the Middle East and Colombia, as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“The FBI made our case for us on Sept. 24, that it’s time for people to unite and demand jobs, justice, education, and peace. We won’t tolerate the politics of war, fear, and lawlessness any longer. Real change is putting people first. We must demand a Green New Deal for America,” said Colia Clark, Green Party candidate for the US Senate in New York (http://www.coliaclark.org).
Greens in North Carolina have arranged for a bus from Greenway Transit (http://www.greenwayrides.com) that runs on biodiesel fuel to transport participants to Washington on Oct. 2. Members of the DC Statehood Green Party will host visiting Greens and friends coming from out of town.
The Green Party of the United States endorsed the Oct. 2 event in a vote by the party’s national committee on Sept. 12 (http://www.gp.org/press/pr-national.php?ID=347). Theresa El-Amin, national co-chair of the Green Party, serves as the party’s representative on the national steering committee of One Nation Working Together. The Green Party’s liaison to the Peace Table is George Martin, Wisconsin Green, member of the Green Party Black Caucus, and former national co-chair of United for Peace & Justice.
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, cell 202-904-7614, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Theresa El-Amin, Green Party representative to One Nation Working Together, 919-824-0659, Teagreenparty@aol.com
Greens to converge in Washington, DC on Oct. 2 at the One Nation Working Together rally for jobs, justice, education, and peace
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“Let’s Have a Real Protest, Not a Democratic Pep Rally, on October 2nd” by Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report, September 15, 2010 http://blackagendareport.com/?q=content/let’s-have-real-protest-not-democratic-pep-rally-october-2nd
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