DC Intern Diaries

I'm a female 24 year old DC permanent intern. You name it and I've probably interned it. I'm also a graduate student in DC.

Friday, May 28, 2004

poverty rally

This is a message I recieved about a September 4th Poverty Rally. Its for a good cause so I'll post it.


Where will you be September 4, 2004?

I am inviting you to take part in the largest gathering of anti-poverty
activists in this nation in 40 years -- the "No Room for Poverty"
National Rally on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. (right next to the
Washington Monument, off the National Mall).

Americans of all races, religions, and income levels, will join together
there from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to call national attention to the ongoing
problem of poverty in this nation and to the solutions that we have
developed to confronting and ending this economic scourge. The purpose
of the rally is to call for a White House conference on American

Who are we? We are the Community Action Partnership, the nation's
largest anti-poverty organization and we are hosting this non-partisan
event to shine a light on the ongoing problems of poverty in this nation
and to seek a commitment from all presidential candidates to convene a
special White House conference to address the issue of poverty in

What we intend to do is nothing less than unite the nation around the
common cause of ending poverty. We are working with the approximately
1,000 local Community Action Agencies across the country that fight
poverty on a daily basis. Additionally, to date, we have enlisted 37
national partners who support our efforts.

Please visit our website, www.povertyrally.org for more details about
this critical endeavor. We hope to see you in Washington on September 4
as we tell the nation there's "no room for poverty" in America.


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