Save the American Dream rally
Save the American Dream rally is a MoveOn.org idea to gather the Left's base for a mass protest, a counter to the popular Tea Party. Billed as a 50 state protest in solidarity with Wisconsin public sector labor unions, it was another flop of a turnout. Promoters, such as David Dayen at Firedoglake, were predicting a million-person turnout nationwide, but they most likely drew only 70,000 at best. Per Truth-Out.org: "We've come together with a huge coalition of progressive organizations--from the Netroots to the labor movement, environmental groups to community organizations--to back these rallies and make sure that the folks in Wisconsin know that millions of people across the country are standing with them."
Attendee estimates included per Gateway Pundit and LegalInsurrection.com
In Jefferson City, Missouri about 200 and around 300 counter tea party protesters turned out at competing rallies. The tea party protesters, of course, showed more energy. In St. Louis only 40-50 protested. In Utah maybe a couple hundred turned out. Possibly 300 in Virginia. Around 500 in Washington DC where a bunch of loosely-connected leftist groups took turns complaining about the usual suspects: corporations, the rich, Speaker Boehner, the Tea Party, and men. Los Angeles may have had one to two thousand in attendance – including self-avowed socialists.
Other liberal special interests involved:
- Progressive Majority
- Campaign for Community Change
- Avowed Communist Van Jones threw his support to the cause