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Thousands of people from dozens of liberal groups across the USA are marching on the National Mall today as ‘one nation,’ saying they want to call attention to the needs of working-class Americans.

Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Nation Working Together rally, meant to bring attention to the fight for jobs, justice and education and energize the left one month before the midterm elections.

Organizers insisted that One Nation was not a response to Fox News host Glenn Beck’s Aug. 28 ‘Restoring Honor’ rally, although some attendees held signs referencing the personality and his network, such as ‘I want my country back from Glenn Beck’ and ‘Fox News: The more you watch, the less u know.’ ‘I didn’t really appreciate that he took away from Martin Luther King,’ said Sheila Robinson, a member of AFSCME’s District Council 37, noting that Beck’s rally was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of the civil rights icon’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.

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One Nation Working Together, the coalition organizing the event, wants the powers of Washington to create jobs and help those without them, end racial profiling and other discrimination in the criminal justice system, and push for immigration changes and quality, affordable education.

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