Just as several third party groups endorsed the March 21st “March on the Pentagon” events in Washington, DC and in Los Angeles, a number of political groups and third parties have endorsed the United for Peace and Justice march in New York City for April 4th.
The event details are: Saturday, April 4, 2009, with step-off at 12 noon. Demonstrators can gather at 11am on Franklin and White Streets between Broadway and Lafayette (South of Canal St).
A national march on Wall Street. Carry on Martin Luther King’s vision to replace war, racism and poverty with peace, equality and economic justice. Messages the organizers are featuring include: “End the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan!”, “Cut the military budget!” and “Fund our communities!”
At the www.unitedforpeace.org website, there are lists of national and local sponsors. Below are some highlights, including endorsers who might be of interest to third party activists.
Some of the national sponsors of the UFPJ March on Wall Street event:
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy & Socialism; Communist Party USA; Progressive Democrats of America; Socialist Party USA; Young Democratic Socialists;
Some of the local endorsers of the UFPJ March on Wall Street event:
Green Party of New Jersey; Oakland Green Party; Cuyahoga Green Party; Philadelphia Black Radical Congress [a group which holds candidate forums]; Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats; Democrats.com; Jim Brennan, NY Assembly 44th A.D.[Democrat]; Organization for Black Struggle[endorses candidates]; Abbie Hoffman Activist Foundation[they are a non-profit which does not endorse candidates, but Abbie Hoffman himself cofounded the Youth International Party (YIPPIES) and ran the most interesting third party candidate ever – Pigasus the Pig]