Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity coming to Denver

You know you wanna go. You know you do. Admit it, you sit around the dining room table after a hard day at the mill, or a harder day wondering when you’re gonna get your stimulus, and then somebody breaks the moody silence with “We should go.”

And it’s like, “Yeah, but with what money?”

Well, guess what? The Rally to Restore Sanity is coming to Denver. Local rallies are springing up all over the world. Denver’s will be Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Civic Center Park, across from the State Capital. (video of Jon Stewart talking about the rally after the jump.)

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The Denver rally will feature prominent musician Johnny5, lead singer of the Flobots, who will write an original song for the event. Also scheduled to appear are Something Underground and the lead singers of local bands Yerkish and the Inactivists.

“We’re inviting members of all political parties to come out and celebrate the things that unite us,” said Keira Havens, principal organizer of the Denver Rally. Indeed the majority of Americans, says Havens, are “pretty busy, but generally very reasonable.”

The Rally to Restore Sanity, organized by Comedy Central talk show host Jon Stewart will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. at the same time as the local event.

The local event will be a non‐partisan, family-friendly event for those who want to tone down the divisive rhetoric that pervades our political culture, says Havens.

Colorado voters of all political persuasions are welcome
and encouraged to attend. In addition to musical guests, the program for the local Rally is still evolving, with plans for a live feed of the Rally in DC, special guest speakers, a costume exhibition and possibly a Storm Trooper debate.

“We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler ‐ or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles,” said Havens in an email.

She encourages costumes and signs that show how reasonable you are.

Scot Kersgaard has been managing editor of a political newspaper, editor and co-owner of a ski town newspaper, executive editor of eight high-tech magazines (where he worked with current Apple CEO Tim Cook), deputy press secretary to a U.S. Senator, and an outdoors columnist at the Rocky Mountain News. He has an English degree from the University of Washington. He was awarded a fellowship to study internet journalism at the University of Maryland's Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He was student body president in college. He spends his free time hiking and skiing.

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