WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a Million Puppet March are announcing their plans for a Washington rally three days before the election to support funding for public broadcasting.
The march of puppets and puppeteers is planned for Saturday. It begins at 10 a.m. at Lincoln Park east of the Capitol. About 600 participants will later march around the Capitol to the Capitol Reflecting Pool.READ MORE: First Snow Of Season Could Bring Slick Spots, Little Accumulation To Parts Of Maryland
Organizers say they wanted to respond to Mitt Romney’s plan to eliminate funding for PBS and its shows and characters like Big Bird on “Sesame Street” as a way to reduce the nation’s deficit.READ MORE: Baltimore Police Seek Help Identifying Young Boy Walking Street Early Saturday
The rally will include entertainment by puppeteers, music, speeches and a video by the Broadway cast of “Avenue Q.”
Organizers say additional events are planned in New York City, Atlanta, Seattle and elsewhere.MORE NEWS: Baltimore's Monument Lighting, In Its 50th Year, Returns Thursday
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