Gayle Williams left her Fort Washington, Md., home early to get on the Metro and head to the “Jobs and Justice Rally.” Williams had not planned to go to the march when it was originally scheduled in August, but said she was motivated by “issues in the job system” to join the rally and march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. The message she hopes Congress, business and the Obama administration take away from the rally is that it’s “all about the people, not the politics.”

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