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MoveOn.org­choseMart­inLuther KingDay­toan­nouncea­fundrais­ing drive for an anti-war “March on Wash­ing­ton” later this month.

“To­day, as we honor Martin Luther King Jr., I have been think­ing about his words: ‘Our lives be­gin to end the day we be­come silent about things that mat­ter,’ “ Eli Pariser, the 26-year-old ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of MoveOn.org’s po­lit­i­cal ac­tion com­mit­tee, wrote in an e-mail to the lib­eral group’s sup­port­ers on Jan. 15. “On Jan­uary 27th, United for Peace and Jus­tice are plan­ning a March on Wash­ing­ton to end the war. [. . .]

“To make it plain that most Amer­i­cans are united in our op­po­si­tion to more war, we want to have peo­ple from all 50 states and ev­ery con­gres­sional dis­trict march­ing. So, if you your­self can’t make it, can you do­nate $25 to help pay travel ex­penses for a MoveOn mem­ber who oth­er­wise would not be able to make it? [. . .]

“Big marches and ral­lies in Wash­ing­ton D.C. have helped to se­cure many of our coun­try’s most im­por­tant gains. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Wash­ing­ton in 1963 was a turn­ing point in the fight for equal­ity and civil rights. The power of Amer­i­cans stand­ing to­gether for jus­tice can­not be un­der­es­ti­mated. This march on Wash­ing­ton can be a sim­i­lar turn­ing point for the war.

“Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and thanks for all you do.”

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