For Immediate Release
At Rally to Restore Sanity, Public Citizen Supporters Will Carry Message: Fight Corporate Power
Public Citizen Will Distribute 5,000 Signs at Rally
WASHINGTON - The theme of fighting corporate power prevailed in Public Citizen’s
“What Sign Should I Bring To Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity”
contest, portraying the public’s frustration with the
corporate-dominated status quo in Washington.
Of the thousands of submissions, Public Citizen chose four to print and distribute at the Oct. 30 rally on the National Mall.
Here are the winning slogans (along with the name and state of the first person to suggest each one):
• “Separation of Corporation and State” (Elizabeth, North Carolina);
• “We, the People NOT We, the Corporations” (Alan, Colorado);
• “It’s a Democracy, Not an Auction” (Eric, Washington state); and
• “Keep Your Government Hands Off My Corporate Overlords!” (Ken, Washington state).
Public Citizen’s staff, who will be wearing white Public Citizen
T-shirts, will be handing the signs out at nearby Metro (subway)
“Sanity is no simple proposition in Washington, D.C., where narrow
corporate interests routinely block commonsense policies to strengthen
our nation and preserve our planet,” said Robert Weissman, president of
Public Citizen. “Our contest’s submissions highlight that restoring
sanity requires taking on corporate power.”
To see all of the entries in Public Citizen’s “What Sign Should I
Bring to Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity” contest, go to http://www.citizen.org/jon-stewart-sanity-rally-signs.
The Facebook group can be found at http://www.facebook.com/signs4sanity.
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