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Either click the pic, or drop in for info and a couple of Action Items.  


Action Request 1:

Please email Keith, Rachel, Jon and Stephen.  And sent a thank you note to Ed.  Here's their email addresses:

Please email Keith, Rachel, Jon, and Stephen:

And a thank you note to Ed: or

Action Request 2:  

Will you write a diary if you see there isn't one posted.  Please begin the title with 10.2.10 March.  By doing this, more google search results show up.  And, if there is at least one 10.2.10 March diary on the list of 50 diaries at all times, those who still haven't heard of it will have a chance.  Thank you.

Action Request 3:  

Please help spread the word about the 10.2.10 March on Washington to any/all you know in DC.  People there haven't heard about this.  The media in DC is crickets.  

Here is something I have been doing.  

Did you know you can sign up for the Washington Post for free  AND leave comments?  You can.  While you're there drop a comment into Chris Cilliza's The Fix column (I got a few in, but now they are monitoring comments, but try anyway), and any other WaPo article that allows comments.  

Here's the comment I added to this article Palin hits Obama, GOP establishment in Iowa speech this morning.  I then copy and pasted it to Chris Cilizza's The Fix.  Here's my standard letter, if it's too long from some comment sites, I reduce it:

VoiceofReason wrote:
Join thousands who want to BE THE CHANGE.

Thousands of progressive organizations, under the banner of

One Nation Working Together,

are marching and rallying at the Lincoln Memorial.

10.2.10 March on Washington

You can find out all you need to know about this soon to be historical gathering here:


If you want to stand up, united in purpose, for progressive policies, just show up.

If we don't show up, democracy is weakened.
9/18/2010 10:37:45 AM

Please, join this effort.  DC reads WaPo.  Also, you can do the same in many of your local newspapers.  We can spread the word with a bit of a concerted effort.

Thank you


What is the One Nation March?

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, hundreds of thousands of people from across America will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our re-commitment to change. The One Nation March will feature human and civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders, celebrities and sports figures – all marching together to help Put America Back to Work and to Pull America Back Together. And to help reorder our national priorities so that investments in people come first.

When is the March?

Saturday, October 2, 2010. Our official program will begin at 12:00 pm and end at 4:00 pm. The event site will open for our guests at 6:00 am, and our pre-program will kick off at 11 am. We anticipate tens of thousands of people from across the country for this march. Please plan on arriving in the morning to allow sufficient time to get to the Lincoln Memorial.

Where is the March?

The March takes place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial located on the National Mall in Washington DC.

Is the event open to the public?

Yes, this event is open to the public. No tickets or pre-registration is required. Please note that all buses traveling to the event are required to register with March organizers. Bus organizers may register buses and request parking permits at http://action.onenationworkingtogeth...

Is this event open to the media?


All media must register in advance for credentials. Credential requests should be sent to and need to include name, media outlet and a telephone number. Media on site wil be required to present identification to pick up their media credentials. Credential pick up instructions will be sent to registered media in advance of the event. The deadline to register for credentials is Thursday, September 30.

Broadcast Truck Parking

Broadcast outlets wanting to park satellite or microwave trucks on site for live transmission must register their vehicles in advance. Please send the media outlet, operator name and truck dimensions to The deadline to register a broadcast truck is Monday, September 27.

Radio Row

A limited number of spaces will be available to radio hosts that want to broadcast live from the event site. Interested organizations should contact for information on ordering ISDN and other telecommunications services. The deadline to register for radio row is Monday, September 27.

For any additional information please contact Theo LeCompte (202)263-4569 or email

What organizations are a part of One Nation Working Together? How does my organization join?

One Nation is composed of more than 150 national, local, and state organizations. Please visit our partner page for a complete listing of endorsing organizations and for more information on how your organization can endorse the march.

Other details:

What happens if it rains?

The March will proceed rain or shine.

Will there be food, beverage and bathrooms available on site?

Yes there will be portable bathrooms and water on site.

Will there be any seating? Can I bring my own chair?

March attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs and other items to insure their comfort throughout the day. Please see the prohibited items list for items and activities that are not permitted at the March.

Can I bring signs?

Yes you can bring signs that promote the values of One Nation Working Together.

Can I volunteer at the March?

Volunteers are welcomed! Please contact for more information. Please note that volunteers are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodations.


Where can I find a bus or ride leaving from my hometown?

Click here for our ridesharing page where you can find or offer rides to the march.


How do I get to the March?

The best way to arrive at the March is by Metro.

The closest Metro stops to the event are the Smithsonian and Foggy Bottom stops on the Orange and Blue Lines, and the Arlington National Cemetery (Less Crowded) stop on the Blue Line.

Please note that all of these stops still require a walk of approximately a mile to the event site. Other stations that are close to the National Mall include Farragut West, Metro Center, and Federal Triangle. To learn more about the Metrorail system or to plan your route check out the WMATA website.

Metro will be opening one hour early to accommodate participants in the One Nation March. Beginning at 6:00 am, Metro will operate on a regular Saturday schedule, 6:00 AM – 3:00 AM (on Sunday morning). Please note that entrances to the Smithsonian Metro Station close at 10:00 PM.

Metro farecards may be purchased in advance by contacting Metrorail at 202 962 5700/5716. In order to ensure that farecards get to those who order them, METRO asks that farecards be ordered by September 17, 2010.

Please visit the Metro website for additional information ( Transportation questions specific to the March may also be emailed to March organizers at

Bus Information

All buses attending the March must register with the One Nation team before arriving. Buses will not be permitted to drop anywhere near the Lincoln Memorial or the National Mall. Buses will be permitted to drop off and park at RFK Stadium with a One Nation bus permit. Parking lots at RFK will open at 6:00am. Attendees can take the Metro from the RFK Stadium/Armory stop (Orange and Blue lines) to the event. To obtain a One Nation bus permit, you must register your bus at http://action.onenationworkingtogeth...

Where can I find a bus or ride leaving from my hometown?

One Nation has created a rideshare page on the March website. You can find it at: http://www.onenationworkingtogether....

Driving to the Event/Taxi Service

Driving to the Event/Taxi Service

Because of anticipated road closures and vehicle traffic, we do not recommend that you drive a private vehicle to the March as there is no event parking near the Mall. If you must drive, we recommend that you park your vehicle at a Metro station outside the National Mall area (Metro parking lots are free on Saturdays) and ride the Metro in to the event.

Metro recommends the parking lots at the following stations:

Shady Grove (Red)
Greenbelt (Green)
Vienna (Orange)
Franconia (Blue)
New Carrolton (Orange)
Huntington (Yellow)

Please note that Metro does not have parking for buses and will not allow charter buses to use loading zones at the Metro stations. Operators will be ticketed if they impede Metro operations.

Taxis will be permitted to drop off and pick up on the National Mall except where street closures prevent vehicle access. Anticipating road closures and vehicle traffic around the event site, it is likely that any taxi drop off and pick up sites will be at a distance and will require a walk to the event site. Please see below for a map of expected street closures.

Information about bicycle racks and parking on the National Mall may be found at:


Where can I stay in the DC area?

There are many hotels in the D.C. area that are close to the March event site. To learn more about union hotels in the Washington, D.C. area, visit the Unite Here website at:

Additional information about Washington, D.C. can be found at

WHAT TO BRING - The Rules and Constraints

What can I bring to the Mall and what should I leave at home?

Under National Park Service regulations, you may bring the following items with you to the March:

Food and beverage (non-alcoholic, no glass)
Small umbrella
Portable chair
Personal fan or spray water bottle
Small coolers
Small flags
Under National Park Service regulations and at the request of One Nation, the following is prohibited at the March:

Weapons of any kind are not permitted (incl. firearms (real or simulated), ammunition, knives, blades, pocket knives, sharp objects of any length)

Glass containers
Alcoholic beverages
Explosives or incendiary devices of any kind (including fireworks)
No staking of grounds
No digging or trenching
No attachments to existing landscaping
No firearms or explosive devices, no open fires
No sticks or poles

Camping is prohibited on the National Mall.

Can I sell merchandise at the event?

With the exception of items of literature (books, pamphlets, leaflets, magazines, newspapers, buttons/bumper stickers/other logo items that contain messages that relate to the One Nation mission), merchandise sales (including food and beverage) are not permitted on the National Mall, including the March event site. Vending inquiries may be directed to the DC Dept of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs.


What arrangements are being made for persons with disabilities?

The National Mall, where the March takes place, is an ADA accessible site. Access to the March site will open on Saturday, October 2 at 6:00 am and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. March attendees are encouraged to bring portable chairs and other items to insure their comfort throughout the day. Portable restrooms, including accessible restrooms, will be available onsite.

Because of anticipated street closures, the easiest way to arrive at the March will be by Metro.  

One Nation will be organizing an ADA shuttle from the Foggy Bottom Metro station to the event site and back for persons with disabilities. This shuttle will run from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 2. The shuttle will drop March attendees as close to the Lincoln Memorial site as road closures permit, but attendees should be advised that entrance to the event site may still require some walking. Additional information regarding access to the event site will be provided to bus organizers as they arrive on the morning of the event. (Please note that all buses must pre-register with One Nation in order to receive a bus permit. Bus organizers can register their buses at http://action.onenationworkingtogeth...

One Nation will have sign language interpretation services available on site. For additional information about interpretation services and other support for persons with disabilities, please contact the One Nation team at


What organizations are a part of One Nation Working Together? How does my organization join?

One Nation is composed of more than 150 national, local, and state organizations. Please visit our partner page for a complete listing of endorsing organizations and for more information on how your organization can endorse the march.

How can I secure space for my organization onsite?

Access to the event site for the March is on a first come, first serve basis – there will be no pre-event reservation of event site space or organizational specific sections. The deadline for requesting space for tabling at the event was September 17. Official One Nation partner organizations that applied for tabling space will be contacted directly regarding their applications during the week of September 20.


Can I make a donation to support the March or One Nation Working Together?

Yes. Please contact the One Nation office for information on how you can donate to the March. Please call 202-263-4568.

Are there other One Nation activities planned besides the March?

Please visit the One Nation Working Together events page for more information about local events around the country.

Where do I find additional information?

Please refer to our Contact Us page for more information.  On the day of the event, One Nation staff will be on hand at One Nation information tables located around the event site.  

Can I make a donation to support the March or ONWT?

Donate online using this secure form.


Please send any donations by check to:
One Nation Working Together Campaign
1825 K Street, NW Suite 210
ATTN: Matt Reents
Washington DC, 20006
Please make all checks out to "One Nation/Tides" and write "1350" in the memo line.

Originally posted to War on Error on Mon Sep 20, 2010 at 03:08 PM PDT.


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