As you know, I was able to take part in the Rally to Restore Sanity with my daughter Karina, on October 30, 2010. It truly was such an amazing experience and I am so grateful that we were able to experience such a historic event together.
We arrived in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, and were greeted by my friend, Josh – who, by the way, was such an amazing host! The night before the rally, we managed to make our way to the site of the event and caught sight of the stage! It was all VERY EXCITING!!
We bumped into a few people from all over the United States! But I think that Karina and I came in from the furthest! California!! There was even a couple there that was planning on braving the cold and sleeping on a bench to stake their claim closest to the stage. I wonder if they made it through the night?
The next morning, Karina, Josh, and I, went to the Human Rights Campaign and volunteered for couple of hours. It was Karina’s first time doing phone banking and I think she was a natural.
Then, we headed to the rally.
There was a sea of people. Easily over 200,000! We all carried signs. I love the one Josh made for Karina – she got A LOT of attention, and was even interviewed by the media!
But for me, my favorite moment – BY FAR- was the PEACE TRAIN, CRAZY TRAIN, LOVE TRAIN, moment. Talk about a tear fest. For those of you who weren’t there, or who only heard of it but didn’t see it – here it is:
Of course, nothing beats watching it live, and in person.
As well as Jon Stewart’s amazing speech: