URGENT/Ride the Bus with Us! One Nation Rally

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

Larry Dansinger

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From: jacqui deveneau <jacquio50@yahoo.com>
Date: September 20, 2010 2:11:16 PM EDT
To: Jacqui Deveneau <jacquio50@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@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,
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Ben Jealous, NAACP <info@naacpnet.org>
Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM
Subject: March with us
To: Rachel Talbot Ross <rtalbotross@gmail.com>

March with us
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?


I cannot make it to Washington, but I want to be involved:

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?


I cannot make it to Washington, but I want to be involved:

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


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