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“Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom’s cause.”
– Barack Obama Speech, Jan. 3, 2008

Start: Jan 20 2009 – 4:00am
End: Jan 20 2009 – 11:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT-5

Plans for Inauguration Day – Jan 20, 2009:

Meet the progressive community at McPherson Square on Jan 20 all day long: 15th St NW between K and I. We’ll have heated tents, lots of information and literature on ways to get involved and MAKE the change we want to see. We’re printing up signs that allow you to think about what YOU want to see in the new year. Come pick up a sign and be part of the movement!

Want to be part of a street team to hand out signs and flyers to ensure that the Inauguration crowds who come to be inspired leave with the resources they need to get involved? Email or call the Peace Center at 202-234-2000.

This Inauguration Day will closely follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, and it is in his spirit that we demand:

1. Immediate withdrawal from Iraq and a commitment to take care of returning veterans.
2. A halt to the post-9/11 erosion of human rights and civil liberties: repeal the USA PATRIOT Act, end torture and restore habeas corpus.
3. Redirection of tax dollars toward real action on housing, healthcare, climate change and other human needs.


Check back to this page for updates or contact us for more information at or 202-234-2000.

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