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Hey, Jon Stewart, Read This: Public Citizen Supporters Offer Thousands of Sign Suggestions for Your D.C. Rally

Public Interest Group Will Choose Winning Slogan and Put It on Signs


More than 3,700 slogans have been entered in Public Citizen's "What
Sign Should I Bring to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity" contest
since it was launched shortly after the Comedy Central comedian
announced his plans for an Oct. 30 event on the National Mall.

Public Citizen plans to pick its favorite slogan, print it up on
placards and hand the signs out at Stewart's rally and Stephen Colbert's
"rival" March to Keep Fear Alive.

Some of the slogans entered into Public Citizen's contest include:

* At least the war on the middle class is going well!;
* Too Poor to Buy a Politician;
* I'VE HAD ALL I CAN STAND AND I CAN'T wait to read about this during my lunch break at work unless it's super busy;
* I believe in the separation of corporation and state;
* Immigrants didn't steal our jobs, multinational corporations shipped them overseas; and
* Of course you're depressed, the rich tricked you.

The popularity of the sign contest is more evidence of the public's
frustration with the corporate-dominated status quo in Washington.

"In a country where the highest court in the land can't tell the
difference between corporations and real, live, breathing humans, we
definitely need a dose of rationality," said Public Citizen President
Robert Weissman.

To see the entries in Public Citizen's "What Sign Should I Bring to Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity" contest, go to

The Facebook group can be found at

Public Citizen is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization that champions the public interest in the halls of power. We defend democracy, resist corporate power and work to ensure that government works for the people - not for big corporations. Founded in 1971, we now have 500,000 members and supporters throughout the country.

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