Monday, October 4, 2010

"One Nation" march draws progressives to Washington

Andres and I were among the tens of thousands of people who attended the “One Nation” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Oct. 2.

I was there to take pictures of LGBT participants—Lt. Dan Choi; Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Rights; Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Whole and Department Store Union; New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Jeff Campagna and Jeff Hall of The Power were among those who took part in the rally. And while the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force appeared to have a visible presence at the rally, labor activists and union members constituted the bulk of those who turned out.

The Washington Post stressed “One Nation” organizers sought to allow everyone to have their say, but I will allow others to opine whether the march was anything more than a progressive pep-talk of sorts ahead of the crucial mid-term elections.

1 comment:

Joey said...

Some of the signs make them look like a bunch of loons, but in every gathering like this there are the reasonable-albeit-opinionated types as well as the extremist nuts (who too often command most of the media attention).