Readers would march for political compromise, better health care, other issues

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, the Missourian asked readers what causes they would march for today.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:19 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 30, 2013
In 1963, thousands marched on Washington, D.C., asking for equal civil rights. MU student Roger Qi said that today, he would march in protest of modern day slavery and for better health care.

Since the "I Have A Dream" speech 50 years ago, people have stood up for topics as diverse as animal rights, energy dependence, marriage equality, education and gun rights.

In honor of the march's anniversary, we asked this question:

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Mark Foecking August 30, 2013 | 6:43 a.m.

I wonder what is meant by "better" health care, right to vote without "obstruction", "immigration equality", and "the new Jim Crow"?

There's an awful lots of vague buzz phrases here and not many specifics.

I'd march for more rigorous education, particularly in the area of hard science and finance, and standards for factualness in news reporting and programming.


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