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Kansans Rally Saturday to Save American Dream

By Stuart Elliott
Advocacy | February 25, 2011

Participants to stand with Wisconsin in national day of action and to focus on issues of concern to all Kansans.

TOPEKA, Kan. - On Saturday, February 26, local Kansas citizens, including teachers and other public sector workers, will hold a rally outside of the state capitol building in Topeka to 'Save the American Dream.'

The noon rally is being held in solidarity with Wisconsinites who like Kansans are under attack from extremist legislative action.

We want to send a message that common values like good schools, social services and responsible government remain mainstream Kansas values and individuals that try to erode those are out of touch with what Kansans want.

The rally is part of a national day of action; events happening in all 50 state capitals are endorsed by over a dozen organizations, including: Campaign for Community Change, Color of Change, National Peoples Action, MoveOn.org, PCCC, SEIU and US Action/True Majority. For a complete list of endorsing organizations, please visit: pol.moveon.org/event/americandream

The rally will highlight how Kansans are being directly affected by extreme legislative action that gives tax breaks to corporations and millionaires while cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital services.

"We're here today to stand in solidarity with Wisconsin and Americans everywhere," said Aaron Fowler. "After a devastating recession and hundreds of thousands of jobs lost, regular Americans cannot take another hit. Right now, the American Dream is slipping away for millions of us, and we're here today to say enough is enough. It's time for our government to work for us, and not just corporations and millionaires."

WHAT: Rally to Save the American Dream

WHO: Kansas residents

WHERE: Topeka State Capital, South Steps

WHEN: February 26, 2011 at 12:00, noon


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Just a note:

When planning an important event like this you might consider sending out information ahead of time. This just showed up on the day of the event.


I attended this rally and was very happy with the turnout. I am never very good at estimating numbers of people at things like this, but there were easily several hundred and maybe as many as a thousand. It was very easy counting the number of counter protesters though, as there were only three of them. I got some great photos of the crowd and some of the signs folks were carrying, will try to get them posted on my facebook page later today.


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