Tina Plottel’s article “Civics Lesson” (10/11) was right on. The so-called “Rally for Our (parking) Rights” co-opted the tools of genuine social movements for yuppie whining. As a George Washington student, I was more than a little embarrassed to think that someone might assume they were speaking for me.

Real activism, however, is alive and well on the GW campus. A rally for matters of consequence—affirmative action, gun control, federal support for education, and caring, positive action against poverty—will educate and shake up voters this Halloween, 4-7 p.m., on H Street between 21st and 22nd. The GW Student Action Alliance is working to “FIGHT the fRIGHT” with street theater, speakers, signs, and songs. This generation cares about more than just its cars.

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