San Diegans again rallied yesterday, Tuesday March 15th, in support of the working folks in Wisconsin, and other people under attack in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio by their Republican governors with their extremist agendas.
Called by the local MoveOn.org group as part of a national call to action, the rally in front of the County Admin Building was attended by over 200 community and labor activists.
A half dozen OB Ragsters joined the crowd and listened to speakers who nearly uniformly spoke of the anti-union attacks and agendas being forced upon people in the Mid-Western states, and of the need to keep the pressure on and to show support for our fellow Americans. Several speakers spoke of the “reawakening” of the American middle class.
Hastily thrown together and held after work on a weekday, the rally did attract many who demonstrated that they understand the connections between what is happening in the Mid-West with what is happening in our own town. Still activists Ron Anderson and Jim Brown pulled it off with help from numerous groups.
In addition, several speakers drew the connections between the loss of funds and jobs on the domestic front with the bulging military budget which is financing two wars, Afghanistan and Iraq. A recent poll was cited that showed that two-thirds of the people do not support the war in Afghanistan. People were also urged to attend the March 19th protest against the wars in Balboa Park this weekend.