As many people from across the nation gather in Washington D.C. this weekend for Comedy Central’s “Rally to Restore Sanity,” residents in the city of Janesville are holding their own version of the event.
Organizer and Janesville City Council member Yuri Rashkin felt it was needed to make an important point ahead of Tuesday’s elections; that there’s always a need for people to discuss the issues in a civil manner.
Rashkin doubts they’ll get the nearly one million people expected at the rally in the nation’s capitol, but he still expects a good response. The event will feature local politicians and speakers from both major political parties.
Rashkin says it’s all about making sure voters head to the polls next Tuesday armed with knowledge that will help them make informed decisions.