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December 27, 2007 11:28 AM   Subscribe

In D.C. next week with more time on my hands than work to be done. Any political rallies or events going on I should go to?
posted by Hugh2d2 to Travel & Transportation around Washington, DC (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Try dcist.com? The Washington Post? Where are you staying? What do you want to do? That's a vague question...
posted by waylaid at 12:45 PM on December 27, 2007

Just looking for political rallies or events in that vein. I got a metro card, so I'm open to almost anywhere the metro services.

I'm in the middle of the dreaded "fly-over" zone so this is my best chance to get involved in the political circus.
posted by Hugh2d2 at 1:05 PM on December 27, 2007

At the end of the month is the "March for Life" which you could either join or counter protest depending on where you stand on the abortion issue.
posted by Pollomacho at 1:14 PM on December 27, 2007

You should check out the Bryan McKenzie Infoshop, at: http://www.dcinfoshop.org/. It's at 1426 9th Street NW, close to the Shaw-Howard metro on the Green/Yellow. Or rather, give them a call and see what might be going on in DC, if you're thinking of progressive/radical type stuff.

Spend some time exploring DC (not the Mall, either). DC is a city with people and vibrant local culture, not just an enclave of the federal government.
posted by waylaid at 1:35 PM on December 27, 2007

The political circus is in New Hampshire and Iowa (dreaded flyover!) at the moment, not DC.
posted by smackfu at 4:06 PM on December 27, 2007

DC Indymedia has a list of events. Also here. There are almost always people in the park across from the White House, expressing their views on a number of topics. The Supreme Court steps often house a few people with signs, too.

If you have a particular interest or concern (Iraq war, homelessness, drilling in ANWR, a creche in Nagodoches, etc.), track down whatever group in DC is likely to be working on it and ask them. The State of the Union provides a lot of political theater, but isn't until the 28th, I think.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:21 PM on December 27, 2007 [1 favorite]

Dude! Thursday is the Iowa caucus. Lots of people will be watching the results come in, many of them in local groups organized by one of the campaigns. Check for "meet-up" type groups for the campaign of your choice (except probably Fred Thompson, who isn't competing in Iowa). I'll be at the [deleted] meet-up nearby in [deleted].

Or, just head to the NDC; they don't check membership at the door, and you can head into the bar.
posted by orthogonality at 6:35 PM on December 27, 2007

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