9/12 Project gears up for September’s ‘March on Washington’

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter
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Several conservative groups are gearing up for the 9/12 Project, a big Washington, D.C., rally in its second year. The 9/12 Project, a movement started by Fox News personality Glenn Beck, brings together conservatives from all over the country to Washington.

The 9/12 Project’s March on Washington is set to take place on Sept. 12 with keynote speakers including FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and Republican Indiana Rep. Mike Pence. Some other key conservative events are happening over the few days leading up to the Sept. 12 march.

On Sept. 9 and Sept. 10, the Liberty Xhibit of Patriot Organizations (XPO) will showcase speakers from the National 9-12 Project, the National Center for Constitutional Studies, the Leadership Institute and other conservative organizations.

Conservative groups also plan to gather at the Washington Monument on Sept. 11 to hold a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony from 8:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The 9/12 Project events come three weeks after Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, which has been grabbing most rally-related headlines as of late.

Liberty Central, a non-profit promoting conservative ideas founded by Ginni Thomas, launched an online video contest to try to garner enthusiasm for the March on Washington and other events taking place from Sept. 9 through Sept. 12.

The contest winner, Liberty Central said in a release, will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., from his or her hometown from Sept. 9 through Sept. 12, complete with roundtrip airfare, a hotel room and $200 for purchasing food and other incidentals.

Conservatives have until Sunday to get their 90-second video submissions into Liberty Central. Further details about the contest appear on their website.

Liberty Central managing editor Brian Faughnan said the contest is geared towards getting conservatives around the country involved with the 9/12 movement.

“We’re trying both to promote the importance of liberty to folks as they vote this fall and also to create a way for an enthusiastic conservative activist to come to Washington who wouldn’t be able to otherwise themselves,” Faughnan said.