Under the umbrella of One Nation Working Together some 150 labor, religious, and rights groups are organizing a massive October 2 march and rally in Washington, DC.
The event promises to bring together “hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country,” One Nation’s web site says, “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.”
The group lists more than 150 organizational partners that have coalesced to promote “a just and fair chance to achieve the American Dream” for all. “Our national identity is rooted in the ideal that all people – regardless of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, heritage or ability – should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. “
ONWT cites specifics for these key objectives:
Putting America Back To Work Provide immediate relief for those who are currently unemployed
- Extend jobless benefits, COBRA, mortgage assistance, and other initiatives for those currently out of work.
- Target help for populations and communities in the greatest need
- Ensure that all people have access to affordable, high quality education throughout their lives, from pre-school through college
- Provide for teacher training and support necessary to continuously improve classroom practice and serve students better
Refocus Our Nation's Fiscal Priorities
- End the foreclosure epidemic and save the homes of America's families
- Reform bankruptcy laws to protect families and working people
- Prioritize affordable housing for all
For more information about the march and rally, go here.