[HCCN] Fwd: URGENT/Ride the Bus with Us! One Nation Rally

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Sep 20 16:26:02 EDT 2010


Please pass this along to others in your group or area. contact  
Rachel Talbot Ross for more information at naacpportland at gmail.com  
email below or (207) 254-5074. Organizers need people immediately to  
be able to arrange a bus.

Larry Dansinger

Begin forwarded message:

> From: jacqui deveneau <jacquio50 at yahoo.com>
> Date: September 20, 2010 2:11:16 PM EDT
> To: Jacqui Deveneau <jacquio50 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: URGENT/Ride the Bus with Us! One Nation Rally
>
> Hi All, This is important we will not have a bus leaving Portland  
> unless more folk sign up ASAP[by the end of the day tomorrow!]  
> Please send this to your lists and let me know if you plan to go so  
> no one slips through the cracks. Thanks.Love,Jacqui
>
> --- On Tue, 9/14/10, Rachel Talbot Ross wrote:
>
> For those interested in taking the bus to DC from Portland, they  
> should contact the NAACP Portland Branch at 254-5074 (answering  
> service) or via email at naacpportland at gmail.com to make  
> arrangements for their participation.
>
> The round trip bus fare is $35 per person (regardless of where it  
> departs) and will include a snack.  Not included is a $9 all day  
> train pass on DC metro that many folks will need in order to get to/ 
> from the RFK stadium where the buses are dropping people off to the  
> rally site at Lincoln Memorial.  Rally is scheduled from 12 - 4 p.m.
>
> As we discussed, current plans are for a bus to depart from  
> Portland with a stop for passengers in Portsmouth IF we can get our  
> numbers up.  The bus can hold 55 people.  My understanding is that  
> there are 30 people already confirmed from the Portsmouth area  
> through the NAACP branch located there but if we (Maine) cannot  
> guarantee the remaining 25 seats by Sept 22, the bus will most  
> likely depart from Boston and people will be expected to get to  
> Boston on their own.
>
> IF we leave from Portland, the tentative plan is to leave on  
> Friday, Oct. 1st from the Park & Ride location at I-295 Exit 7 near  
> Marginal Way and Franklin Arterial around 8:00 p.m.  Bus would make  
> one scheduled stop for passengers in Portsmouth before driving to  
> D.C.  Periodic stops based on bus driver's need for breaks but not  
> expected.
>
> Let me know if any questions or need for more information.   
> Materials come out daily.
>
> My sincere appreciation for sharing this information and  
> encouraging people to join us.
>
> In peace,
> Rachel
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ben Jealous, NAACP <info at naacpnet.org>
> Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM
> Subject: March with us
> To: Rachel Talbot Ross <rtalbotross at gmail.com>
>
>
>
> Rachel,
>
> On October 2, one of the most important rallies in decades will  
> happen in Washington, DC. Will you march with us?
>
> The NAACP is leading the effort to build a broad coalition of One  
> Nation Working Together -- a coalition that will work to pull  
> America back together and put America back to work. But we cannot  
> do it without your help.
>
> Buses and carpools are being organized from every corner of the  
> country for this historic event. Will you join us?
>
> RSVP, YES:
> http://action.onenationworkingtogether.org/naacp-YES
>
> I cannot make it to Washington, but I want to be involved:
> http://action.onenationworkingtogether.org/naacp-NO
>
> Two years ago, NAACP members and our allies were responsible for  
> one of the biggest surges in grassroots movement activity in history.
>
> Since then, by working together, we have successfully increased  
> rights for women at work, expanded health care coverage to tens of  
> millions of Americans, cut the sentencing disparity between crack  
> and powder cocaine by more than 80 percent, and created more than 3  
> million jobs throughout the economy.
>
> Yet we know that 8 million American jobs have been lost and not  
> replaced, more than 2.5 million Americans have lost their homes and  
> 5 million are at risk of losing their homes, and schools, farms,  
> and small businesses are closing at unprecedented rates. In each  
> case, people of color are generally worse off, and black Americans  
> are bearing an especially high portion of the burden.
>
> Moreover, as in decades past, with real progress has come massive  
> resistance and backlash. We have seen the Tea Party rise to media  
> prominence -- too often welcoming appeals to racism and hatred as a  
> motivating force within its ranks. We have stood up to the forces  
> of extremism within the Tea Party because it is the right thing to  
> do, and it is what the NAACP has always done.
>
> The mission of the NAACP has always called on us -- in the face of  
> disparity, injustice, and rising hate -- to build big, diverse  
> coalitions that dream bold dreams and win big victories.
>
> This is why NAACP units across the country are working alongside  
> student, labor, immigrants' rights, and faith groups to unite  
> Americans under the umbrella of One Nation.
>
> Together, we will rally in Washington, DC on October 2, 2010 for  
> Jobs, Justice, and Education. People across the nation are  
> organizing transportation so that everyone interested in  
> participating can be included. Will you take a moment to RSVP?
>
> RSVP, YES:
> http://action.onenationworkingtogether.org/naacp-YES
>
> I cannot make it to Washington, but I want to be involved:
> http://action.onenationworkingtogether.org/naacp-NO
>
> The NAACP and our allies are still the majority of voters in this  
> country. The forces of hope that ushered in change have not  
> disappeared -- they have simply gone back to the couch. So let us  
> wake our neighbors up, turn our neighbors out to the polls, and  
> keep making real progress happen for our communities and all  
> Americans.
>
> We hope you will be part of this incredible event in Washington on  
> October 2nd. And if you cannot be there, we hope you will help plan  
> an event in your neighborhood.
>
> We have always been the change we have been waiting for. And as our  
> victory in the health care fight taught us, when we stand together  
> with our allies we defy the odds and make history happen.
>
> Thanks for courage and commitment,
>
> Ben Jealous
> President and CEO
> NAACP
>
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