About 100 people showed up on the National Mall on Wednesday in inflatable T-Rex suits to protest budget cuts to national service programs like Americorp and the Peacecorp.
Watch the obviously staged event (with directions being given by bullhorn), Here
The event was organized by The Service Year Alliance which seemed pretty impressed with their own effort, Here
The stated objectives of the Service Year Alliance
- Catalyze supply of service years
- Build awareness and demand among young people
- Unlock more funding from public and private sources
I’ll let you decide if this was the best use of the organizer’s time and funding while Harvey was devastating Texas and Louisiana.