|Published:||Oct 02, 2010 8:13 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 02, 2010 5:13 PM EDT|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Progressive and civil rights groups marching on Washington are borrowing from Glenn Beck's playbook.
At the same site where the convervative commentator hosted a rally a month ago, MSNBC host Ed Schultz used some of the same language -- vowing to "take back our country." Schultz told the thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial, "This is no time to back down."
More than 400 organizations, ranging from labor unions to faith, environmental and gay rights groups are taking part in the "One Nation March Working Together" demonstration.
Organizers say the message is about job creation, quality education and justice and insist the event isn't partisan. But the largest of the organizers, including the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union, tend to back Democratic candidates.