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October We March, November We Vote

10/01/2010 02:07 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On Saturday, October, 2, exactly one month before Election Day, I will march beside Americans of all backgrounds to urge our political leaders to take bold steps to rebuild our economy. More than 100,000 people from across the country, including leading human and civil rights organizations, labor unions, students, and religious groups, will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC for the One Nation Working Together rally, which will call on our nation's leaders to rebuild and strengthen America's economy. The historic gathering will take place from noon to 4:30 p.m. EDT.

One Nation Working Together is a movement of hardworking Americans who believe it is within our power as a country to build an economy that works for everyone. Saturday's rally is right on time, as new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 15 million Americans were out of work in September. It is time for our political leaders to enact commonsense solutions that put America back to work immediately, tackle the foreclosure epidemic, empower consumers, restore fairness to the labor market, and improve wages and conditions for all workers by passing comprehensive immigration reform.

We recognize that building a strong, new economy won't happen without a collective will or leadership and vision. The energy of the thousands who gather at the Lincoln Memorial will create momentum leading up to Election Day that will last into next year and the next decade. These moments are the first steps on the road to an economy built on fairness, accountability, and respect for the contributions of all workers.

Visit www.OneNationWorkingTogether.org to learn more and join the movement.