For Immediate Release
Friday, October 01, 2010
AFSCME Members Join One Nation Working Together March at the Lincoln Memorial
Thousands participate in the October 2nd effort to reclaim the American DreamWashington, DC —
On Saturday, October 2, AFSCME members from across the country will join tens of thousands of citizens at the Lincoln Memorial for the historic One Nation Working Together march for jobs, justice and education.
“Creating jobs and helping those who have lost their jobs are defining issues for all Americans,” said AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee. “Our members are marching to keep the American Dream alive. We want everyone to have a chance for a better future, not just the special interests and the wealthy.”
AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Lee A. Saunders said the march will help mobilize progressive voters. “After we march, we will go back to our communities and get out every vote,” he said. “We intend to surprise those who say the progressive base isn’t motivated. Millions of us will use our vote to restore, reclaim and rebuild America.”
AFSCME has joined more than 400 organizations including civil and human rights, civic, religious and other labor organizations to form One Nation Working Together, with a commitment to put America back to work and pull America back together.
Secretary-Treasurer Saunders will speak at a 9 a.m. pre-event rally for the unemployed on Saturday, October 2, at RFK Stadium, Lot 4.