WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of Americans from across the political spectrum – united in a desire to repair and reinvigorate the American political system – have organized a new movement centered on a single paramount idea: Justice for all.
The Justice Movement is picking up support quickly. Formed just last week, it already has signed-up strong supporters on its website – www.justicemovementnow.net – and has begun to garner commitments for busloads of people to attend its first event: A March for Justice in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
"Our political system is broken and our leaders – dependent on corporate largess – no longer are able to effectively serve the interests of the American people," says Dr. Paul Zeitz, whose speech at an awards ceremony last week sparked the Justice Movement. "What we lack is the political will to use America's greatness in the cause of justice: for economic security, for healthcare, for the environment, to end hunger, poverty and war – here at home and around the world."
The "March for Justice" will commence on MLK Day – Jan. 17th, 2011 – at the Kennedy gravesites, passing the MLK Memorial and rallying in front of the Lincoln Memorial. It is designed as a "founding covenant" of the Justice Movement "between all Americans to rescue our country from the wilderness of greed and to restore political rights and equality for all," according to the movement's website: www.justicemovementnow.net.
"The time for resignation and hopelessness is over," Dr. Zeitz emphasizes, noting huge income disparities among Americans, the Social Security and federal pay freezes, and the contrast between the new tax deal and calls for fiscal tightening. "America belongs to all of us: to people of all political views who believe in justice: Democrats, Independents and Republicans, Tea Partiers and Progressives. Together we can create a new patriotic movement to transform our country and once again make it 'by the people, for the people,' rooted in the realization of rights for all. Together we can wage justice for America."
The Justice Movement already has been in contact with people and organizations associated with the main political parties, of all races, religions, gender identities and ages, as well as with students and teachers, soldiers and veterans, workers, laborers, middle managers, those unemployed and underemployed, shopkeepers and tradesmen.
"I challenge all Americans to speak truth, be bold and serve justice for all," says Dr. Zeitz.
The Justice Movement is a group of committed, everyday Americans of varied backgrounds and political views who collaboratively are dedicated to galvanizing political action that attains measurable results for all Americans.
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Dr. Paul S. Zeitz
SOURCE The Justice Movement