by Leah Barker
Denver may be the 24th-most populous city in the U.S., but its “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Saturday is looking to be among the top five largest in the nation, according to a recent press release by rally organizers. As I mentioned in last week’s Noted, this is a satellite of Jon Stewart's rally in Washington D.C.
In case you haven't heard, Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central are holding a parody of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. Stewart’s “Rally to Restore Sanity” and Colbert’s satirical “March to Keep Fear Alive” aim to bring reason back into the political process, something that's been notably absent this election season.
The nonpartisan, family-friendly Denver rally will include a Jumbotron live-streaming the D.C. event as well as performances by local musicians, comedy sketches and presentations by community organizations. Guest appearances include keynote speaker Jonny 5, lead singer of the Flobots, and, in the spirit of sanity, candidates from across the political spectrum.
So if you’re tired of all the political attack ads and are interested in reforming the political scene, head to Denver and have a fun day supporting a great idea. The rally is this Saturday at Denver’s Civic Center Park, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with live streaming of the D.C. event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can even test out your Halloween costume.
“Come in costume, and invite the whole family! Bring a sign that demonstrates how sane and reasonable you are. Bring a smile, a lawn chair, some hot cocoa, and Rally for Sanity!”