On Saturday October 2 several bus loads of folks from Rhode Island attended the rally in Washington DC. What began as primarily a labor rally focused on a call for good jobs morphed into a more complex message as well over a hundred other groups endorsed the rally and added their messaging.
Over 150,000 people attended, packing the space on either side of the long reflecting pool all the way to the end opposite the Lincoln Memorial. It is pretty annoying to have the Washington Post under-represent the turn out, saying it "petered out" as you moved away from the Lincoln Memorial. I guess they must not have actually walked through the crowd or seen the view from the far end (shown above).
There were LOTS of different and creative signs. I was impressed at how common the theme of "end the wars/fund jobs" was. I think it resonated with a lot of people - not all of whom came planning to carry a sign but chose to pick that one up.
We would love to hear what you thought of the rally. Respond if you'd like and start the conversation of next steps.