Peace groups plan participation in rally

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is collaborating with over 45 organizations from across New Jersey to mobilize justice and peace supporters from the region to take buses to attend a major kick-off Rally on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Lincoln Memorial for the One Nation Working Together Campaign, which is an historic coming together of movements for jobs, peace and justice with over 150 co-sponsors, including AFL-CIO and major trade unions; NAACP, La Raza, and people of color organizations; and peace and civic groups.
The sub-themes of One Nation Working Together are: Putting America Back to Work, Pulling America Back Together. A key focus will be on job creation through reinvesting savings from ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reducing spending on nuclear weapons.
CFPA is taking reservations for free buses from locations in central and southern New Jersey to Washington that day. Each person attending will also be provided with a box lunch and event T-shirt at no cost. The only cost will be for a Metro pass to get from where the buses park to the Lincoln Memorial.
To make a reservation visit the website or call (609) 924-5022 with name, address, phone, whether you’re over 18, and e-mail address (if you have one).
Those reserving will be supplied with where to board the bus, and the details of the day’s activities. Youth under 18 will be required to have a parent with them, or to have a written permission slip signed by parent or guardian.
"In 1963, the March on Washington for Civil Rights made history. In unity, there is real strength. We call on all supporters of justice and peace to join us and the many other groups working for justice and peace to sign up to join us for this historic march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 2," said the Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA executive director.