On Saturday morning, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) of Washington, D.C., is planning to hand out signs that promote the city's voting rights in Congress to people attending the satirical rallies being held by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.Some folks on Twitter have come up with pleanty of creative names for this alleged "non-political" Democrat rally.
Norton and the voting rights group, D.C. Vote, said they plan to be stationed on Pennsylvania Avenue handing out signs that read, “BE SANE. Let DC Vote” to people heading to the rallies, which are slated to begin at noon on the National Mall.
Colbert and Stewart announced their events — “The March to Keep Fear Alive” and the “Rally to Restore Sanity,” respectively — after Fox News pundit Glenn Beck and other conservative figures held a large rally on the National Mall in August.
Norton urged D.C. voters earlier this month to post on her Facebook page the reasons why they think the city should gain a voting representative in Congress, using “as much wit as Colbert uses to make fun of us for not having our full rights,” she said at the time.
“The buzz surrounding the Colbert and Jon Stewart rallies coming to D.C. on October 30, is too great an opportunity to miss to pay back Colbert and to remind those who come that, unlike Colbert, D.C. has a cause worthy of a rally,” said Norton.
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