Added by Gary Dunn on October 3, 2010
People in their tens of thousands rallied near the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday as Liberal groups sought to strengthen their base as the congressional elections draw near.
It is now less than a month before these pivotal election votes are cast.
“One Nation Working Together” was the name given to this rally which also hosted a large contingency of conservatives at the very same location just over a month ago.
President of the AFL-CIO labor organization,Richard Trumka, leaded with the rally goers “promise that you’ll make your voices heard, for good jobs and justice and education today and on Election Day.”
Control of congress is trying to be regained by the Republicans in the congressional elections held on November 2.
President Barack Obama’s Democrats are holding on tightly for now.
A number of sponsors backed the rally including, Civil Rights Groups and liberal activists, who up until this point, have had a hard time getting their message across.
The election campaign has up until now been focused on unemployment issues and the huge deficits the government has bought upon itself.
Rally spokesman,Denise Gray-Felder said the the attendance for the rally w somewhere around 200,000 people.