Jon Stewart is hosting the real Rally4Sanity in Washington D.C. on this date. First I wasn't sure if I could make it, then I thought, you know, D.C. is far away, and it is Halloween weekend, which means I probably have plans, and wouldn't it just make a whole lot more sense to have this thing in every city that wanted it? So, I am going to get the paperwork to host a Rally here in NYC.... [read more]
Jon Stewart is hosting the real Rally4Sanity in Washington D.C. on this date. First I wasn't sure if I could make it, then I thought, you know, D.C. is far away, and it is Halloween weekend, which means I probably have plans, and wouldn't it just make a whole lot more sense to have this thing in every city that wanted it? So, I am going to get the paperwork to host a Rally here in NYC. It's the only sane thing to do. Any help organizing would be deeply appreciated.
There seems to be a bit of confusion so let me be clear: If you *can* physically get to D.C. do that. This is just for people who can't make it to the main, important, highly press-covered, primary rally in D.C.
And PLEASE invite friends and friends of friends.
We will be at the SOHO Gallery for Digital Art. This space can accommodate 200, so if this event grows much beyond that, we will be searching for an auxiliary space. If you know of any, please email me directly at email@example.com
If possible, we will be showing the actual D.C. rally at this event, we are also looking for a guest speaker or two.
Anyone interested in volunteering, or helping should also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon, over to you:
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?
Because we're looking for those people. We're looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it's appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we'd like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 -- a date of no significance whatsoever -- at the Daily Show's "Rally to Restore Sanity." Ours is a rally for the people who've been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) -- not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence... we couldn't. That's sort of the point.
Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we'll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don't. If you'd rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice... Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We'll make it worth your while.