Big Weekend in DC
This weekend hundreds of thousands of people descended on DC. From anti-war protesters (marching and demonstrating in conjunction with the 7th anniversary of the Iraq War), to the sea of people stretching across the Mall on Sunday marching for humane, comprehensive immigration reform, to those advocating for and against the health insurance reform bill on the Capitol lawn – DC was bustling with people from all walks of life, exercising their right to free speech. One person stands out though and believe it or not, it was a nine-year-old boy who was there with his mother. Apparently, coming to the march was all his idea. He had seen a sign advertising the event and said, “hey mom, maybe if we go, the wars will stop” – with hope like that, I figure we must be doing something right!
While DC is usually an exciting place to live and work, it’s rare that so many events happen all at once. Some of us interns and staff were around all weekend partaking in different events – training visiting supporters for their lobby visits today that focused on the environment and setting an exit strategy for the war in Afghanistan, collecting signatures on our Afghanistan petition, passing out WINA signs, and yes, taking photos! All in all, it was a pretty exciting weekend here in DC!
Enjoy this slide show & check back soon as we’re likely to be adding more photos later this week.