Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Press Release - Rally to Restore Sanity

This and French version just went out to Swiss and Geneva press. Check it out!

Democrats Abroad Switzerland

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2010

Americans hold Rally to Restore Sanity

Geneva, Switzerland – Americans in Switzerland hold Rally to Restore Sanity on Saturday, at 18h00, October 30th 2010.

With only days to go before the election on November 2nd, over 200,000 Americans in Washington DC are rallying to restore sanity to politics, on Saturday, October 30th. In support, Americans across the world are organizing parallel rallies, including in Geneva and in Zurich. “We want to send a clear message to those standing in the way of evidence based politics that we will not tolerate political insanity any longer.” says Ammad Bahalim, Vice-Chair of Democrats Abroad Switzerland.

Background: Earlier this year, Fox News host and polarizing figure Glenn Beck organized a rally to “Restore Honor” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington DC. In response, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, hosts of the popular television shows The Daily Show with John Stewart, and The Colbert Report, conceived of a rally to mock the dichotomous politics, which are symptomatic of the televised US political discourse lately.

“Regular people everywhere just want to make sure that that the loudest voices aren’t the only ones that get to be heard,” said Bahalim. He added, “for those who are living abroad and can’t be in Washington, this is an opportunity to lend our support, all the way from Switzerland.”

Everyone is welcome: liberals, conservatives, Americans, and Swiss alike. The Rally is politically neutral, and will take place in Geneva as a “flash mob,” in which supporters gather for a few minutes and then quickly disperse. In Zurich, Democrats Abroad and supporters will be gathering to watch the Washington Rally live on television from Regenbogen Bar from 18h-20h.

Events Details:
Date - Saturday 30 October 2010
Geneva: Parc des Bastions, in front of Mur des Reformateurs. Flash mob at 18h00.
Zurich: Regenbogen Bar, Rosengasse 6, 8001 Zurich. Live streaming of rally in Washington DC, from 18h-20h.


Democrats Abroad is the official overseas branch of the U.S. Democratic Party. With members in more than 160 countries around the globe, Democrats Abroad holds eight positions on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to the Democratic National Convention to select our presidential candidate.

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