One Nation Rally: Smaller Than Expected Turnout – Mostly Unions & Radical Organizations

The “One Nation” rally in Washington D.C. on 10-02-10 that was in alliance with over 400 Progressive organizations, some of them radical far left – seeked to organize and mobilize more people than the Restoring Honor 08-28-10 rally. The organizers were also trying to energize both the Progressive Democrats and their voters before the November 2, 2010 elections.

Even though the organizers of the One Nation rally claimed this was not in response to the Restoring Honor rally and that it was organized before it – this was an attempt by the political left to draw a counter rally crowd hoping it would turnout more attendance and give a showing of support to the Progressive Democrats.

The One Nation rally was clearly smaller in crowd size than the Restoring Honor rally. It had about a fourth the amount of people the Restoring Honor rally had. The One Nation rally attendees were mostly all given free lunches and bus rides to the event organized by the big labor unions and political activist organizations.

One Nation rally photo:

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One Nation crowd turnout

 Click here for source and exif info on the above One nation photo. The exif shows the date taken 10-02-10 and the time was 12:04pm.

Restoring Honor 08-28-10 rally photo for comparison:

Restoring Honor crowd turnout
Restoring Honor crowd turnout

Ed Schultz in this video from the Progressive MSNBC news channel cliams the One Nation crowd was as big as Restoring Honor. Obviously from all photos taken from both events, the One Nation rally was maybe 1/4 the size at best.

As the day progressed on, the cheers and applauding declined, and the attendees were talking, walking around, and leaving in droves. By the end of the rally, the last speakers were talking to a nearly empty mall. In contrast, the Restoring Honor rally was full with a focused crowd during the entire rally (4 hours).

Example of the empty mall as Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins spoke:

The final point I’d like to make about the One Nation rally is the huge mess left behind by the crowd. If this crowd was supposed to represent the democratic supporters, and most democrats claim to be supportive of environmental issues, then how could they leave the mall littered with trash? The Restoring Honor rally crowd left the mall clean with the trash left neatly by all the trash cans.

Littered Mall after One nation Rally:

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One Nation Rally Trash

Clean Mall after Restoring Honor Rally

Here is more on the Restoring Honor rally:

The Restoring Honor rally was not organized by any outside groups, corporate organizations, unions, etc., and it wasn’t a political event – it was all the work of cable tv opinion news and radio show host Glenn Beck. Restoring Honor was held to raise donations for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and with a positive message of Restoring Honor and Faith to America. The message is that some of our country’s problems come directly from our diversion from the principles of faith in God and personal honor. By restoring faith in God and personal honor, America can be restored back to the original intent of our founding fathers.

 The rally had numerous religious leaders from all faiths come together – not against anything or anyone, but for restoring honor and faith in America. Some of the speakers in attendance was Debbie Argil-Bastian who lost a son in a combat operation, Sarah Palin who has a son in the armed forces, and  Pastor Dave Roever who was wounded in action by a phosphorus grenade and had his face severely burned. Even Marcus Luttrell, “The Lone Survivor” of Seal Team 10 was in attendance. All peaceful, patriotic, and religious people who love their country and have given a lot, even life to defend freedom and America. 

Three awards (Badges of Merit) were given to civilian Americans that have given back through  Faith, Hope, and Charity. They were given to Pastor C.L. Jackson for Faith [Video], Major League Baseball player Albert Pujols for Hope [Video], and businessman John Huntsman for Charity [Video].

For more on the speakers and events, you can see the entire Restoring Honor rally here:

The Mission Statement of SOWF is:

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.

The One Nationrally was organized and funded by numerous far left radical groups, some of which seek the destruction of America financially through the Cloward-Piven strategy, or the fundamental transformation of America in to a Socialist or Communist Country.

A quote from the One Nation website:

This movement includes human and civil rights organizations,
unions and trade associations, nonprofit organizations,
youth and student groups, religious and other faith groups,
educational, peace, environmental, and ethnic associations,
and any other groups and individuals who are committed to
pulling our country back together now.

These are some of the more than 400 organizations,
representing tens of thousands of individuals who have
endorsed the One Nation Working Together campaign.

A few examples of the radical organizations supporting this event are:

The Communist Party USA:

I don’t think I need to explain why Communism is radical. History has proven Communism a failure and millions have perished as a result. Need I direct you to The Communist Takeover Of America – 45 Declared Goals from a 1963 Congressional hearing record? How about an up to date example of what a Communist [Jed Brandt] in the USA wants – “to bring this (U.S.) government down, destroy this system, the destruction of the USA, demands health-care or they’ll take your insurance companies, taking farms from farmers, and shut down the military apparatuses” to name a few from just one mainstream Communist of today.

Color of Change:

Green For All

Green For All was founded by Van Jones, and Color Of Change was co-founded by Van Jones. Van Jones is a self avowed Communist Revolutionary and 9/11 truther. Van Jones wrote STORM (Standing Together to Organize A Revolutionary Movement).

You can learn more about Green For all here:

You can learn more about Color Of Change here:

Code Pink:

Code Pink and its co-founder Jodie Evans was part of the radical organizers behind the Gaza flotilla that engaged in deadly clashes with Israeli commandos. Israeli navy commandos raided the six-ship flotilla (when the flotilla refused to obey orders), encountering heavy resistance and live fire from the activists. Several activists were killed and dozens of others were reportedly injured, as were several of the Israeli commandos. Jodie Evans led several recent Free Gaza Movement initiatives, including attempted marches into the Gaza Strip.

Code pink is sympathetic for and gives support to known anti-American terrorist groups such as Hamas, Socialist leaders such as Hugo Chavez, and Communist leaders such as Fidel Castro.

More info here:


Sojourners is a Evangelical Christian ministry that preaches radical leftwing politics and championed Communist revolution in Central America. Sojourners founder, Jim Wallace, has called for social justice and the redistribution of wealth.

Here is video from the One Nation Rally and the Radical Organizations in attendance:

Lady attacks reporter at One Nation Rally:

Here are the screen shots of the endorsements on the One Nation website. They have since taken all this down.

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The avalible links to the endorsing organizations:


SEIU 1199

National Action Network

United States Students Association

UAW, International Union

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

SEIU: Service Employees International Union

Rainbow PUSH Coalition


National Council of La Raza


Green for All

Communications Workers of America

American Federation of Teachers

Center for Community Change


Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Shalom Center

Children’s Defense Fund


Climate Crisis Coalition

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Earth Day Network

National Wildlife Federation

Transition United States

United Puerto Rican Organization of Sunset Park

Sierra Club

Center for Biological Diversity

Apollo Alliance

Green Party

Union Jobs Clearinghouse

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

The Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN)

Green Party USA

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

General Board of Church and Society- United Methodist Church

TransAfrica Forum

Democracy for America

National Jobs For All Coalition

The Power: The People United for LGBT Equality

Ya Ya Network

Working Families Party

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Women’s Caucus for Political Science


WAND: Women’s Action for New Directions

Whitman Walker Clinic

Witness Against Torture


Win Without War

Ward 7 Business Professional Association

Veterans for Peace

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Voice of Haitian Americans Inc.

Harlem One Stop

Welfare Rights Committee

Veterans for Peace NY

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

Urban Agenda

United Mine Workers of America

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

US Peace Council

US Human Rights Network

TWU Local 100

William Kelibrew Foundation

Sikh Coalition

The Religious Institute

The New York Immigration Coalition

Imani Group

The Opportunity Agenda

Stonewall Democratic Club – Los Angeles

Student World Assembly

Society of American Law Teachers

Women’s Funding Network

Teamsters Local 808

The Community Church of NY Unitarian Universalist

SEIU Local 722

Single Payer New York

Single Payer Action Network Ohio – SPAN Ohio

SEIU Local 32BJ

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

Riverside Edgecombe Neighborhood Association (RENA)

Reform Immigration for America

School of Americas Watch (SoA Watch)

Progress Ohio

Progressive Democrats of America – NYS and NYC

Progressive Congress Action Fund

People’s Organization for Progress

Planned Parenthood

People for the American Way

Physicians for a National Health Program

Pennsylvania Council of Churches

Peace and Freedom Party

Peace Action Maine

Peace Action Education Fund

Peace Action Montgomery

Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore



NY Coalition of 100 Black Women

New York Urban League

North Suburban Peace Initiative

New York State AFL-CIO

New York City Democratic Socialists of America

US Peace Council– Wisconsin

P.A.P.A.II People Assisting Positive Actions

The New Testement [sic] Revival Cathedral

The L.I.F.E. Institute

Suffolk Peace Network

Resurrection Temple of the Lord

Prayer, Praise and Worship Centers of America

Pledge of Resistance – Baltimore

One of the 266 Wrongfully Terminated

Northeast Connecticut Coalition for Peace and Justice

North Country Peace Group (Long Island)

New Jersey Black Issues Coalition

NYU Nursing Doctoral Students Organization

North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice

New England Region – AFSC

National Urban League

New Haven Peoples Center

National Union of Home and Health Care Employees

National Organization for Women California

National Nurses United

National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth

National Missionary Baptist Church

National Immigrant Solidarity Network

National Exhoodus Council

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Council of Negro Women

National Community Reinvestment Coalition

National Black L.U.V. Festival est. 1997

National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Oppression, Chicago Branch

National Association of Black Social Workers

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church

Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout

Midwest Academy

Maryland and DC AFL-CIO

Mexican American Coalition

Maine Green Independent Party

Make the Road NY

Lincoln Park Neighbors United for Peace, Chicago

Lemeul Haynes Congregational Church

Long Island C.B.T.U.

Left Labor Project

Latino Federation of Greater Washington

Latino Action Coalition of DC

Latino Equality Alliance

Jewish Labor Committee

Latin America Solidarity Coalition

Jewish Arab Dialogue Association

Iraq Veterans Against the War

International Socialist Organization

Interfaith Worker Justice

International Federation of Black Prides

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Injured Workers United

Institute for Policy Studies

Illinois Single Payer Coalition

HOFADS Corp., Inc.

Humanist Party, New York City Chapter

Haitian American Caucus

Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement

Gray Panthers

Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral


Next Step

Gertrude Stein Democratic Club

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Generation Change

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

Fur Cultural Revival (Darfur Community Center)

Friends of the Earth

Free Speech TV

Friends of the Poor

Fellowship of Reconcilliation

Ex-Offenders Association of PA

Equality Wisconsin, Inc.

Drum Major Institute

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DC Support Group

Energy Action Coalition

Detroit Democratic Socialists of America


Democratic Socialists of America

Demand Equity Now

DC Vote

Delaware Pacem in Terris

DC Asian American and Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus


DC Latino Caucus


CUNY University Student Senate

Community Empowerment Network

Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago

Communist Party USA (CPUSA)

Communication for Social Change Consortium

Communications Workers of America Local 2336

CODA (Coalition for a District Alternative)

Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Region One

Coalition for Peace Action

Cleveland Peace Action

Citizen Wave

Church of the Evangelical United Church of Christ

Chicago Teacher’s Union – AFT Local 1

Chicago Democratic Socialists of America

Charlie Fink Productions

Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War

California Black League of Voters

California National Organization for Women

Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development

Brooklyn United for Innovative Local Development

Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition

Bronx for Change

Black Youth Vote

Black Women’s Roundtable

Unid@s LGBT- The National Latin@ LGBT Human Rights Organization

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition

American Muslim Association of North America (AMANA)

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

AIDS Walk Washington

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays


Black Leadership Forum, Inc.

Beulah Church of the Nazarene

Bethel Tabernacle AME Church, Brooklyn

Bail Out the People Movement

American Rights at Work

Americans for Democratic Action

American Association of University Professors

AFGE: American Federation of Government Employees

Amalgamated Local 171 UAW

Alliance for Democracy

All Hands on Deck

AFSCME 3800 – University of Minnesota Clerical Workers

Action LA Network

A. Philip Randolph Institute – The Metropolitan New York Chapter

Young People For

Working America

War Resisters League

Washington Peace Center

National Center for Transgender Equality

True Colors, Inc.

National Stonewall Democrats

Stonewall Democratic Club

Stonewall Young Democrats


Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

United Steel Workers

US Labor Against the War

US Action

Unite Here

United for Peace and Justice

United Food and Commerical Workers Minority Coalition

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Transport Workers Union of America

The Other 98%

Roosevelt Institute

Queers for Economic Justice

Pride at Work

Policy Link

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO

People’s Organization for Progress

Progressive Democrats of America

Peace Action

Pax Christi USA

Tikkun-Network of Spiritual Progressives

National Education Association

National Congress of Black Women

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

National Black Police Association

National Black Law Students Association

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Black Justice Coalition

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

Mass Transgender Political Coalition

Mass Equality

Maryland Black Family League

Majority Agenda Project

Jordan / Rustin Coalition

Jobs with Justice

Jewish Funds for Justice

immigration Equality

Human Rights Campaign

Institute of Caribbean Studies

Generational Alliance

Get Equal

Gathering for Justice

Family Equality Council

Disciples Justice Action Network

Equality Federation

Courage Campaign

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Color of

Coffee Party Progressives

Coalition on Human Needs

Campus Camp Wellstone

Campaign for Community Change

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Campus Progress

Brooklyn for Peace

A. Philip Randolph Institute

Americans for Financial Reform


American Friends Service Committee

Coalition of Labor Union Woman

Campaign for America’s Future

Code Pink

CEEF: Center for Community and Economic Justice