Countdown to DC: Who's gonna be home when we come knocking?

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Great news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made good on a promise he made last month - and canceled the upcoming week-long Columbus Day vaction so that everyone could work on Health Care Reform. 

It really doesn't matter what they're doing, that means one thing: Congress WILL be in session when we March on Wasington on October 11th.

On top of that Senator Reid has officially endorsed the March on Washington.  Reid sent a letter to the organizers and in it he has commited to "ensure equality under the work tirelessly to pass the Matthe Shepard Hate Crimes Act and the Employee Non-Discrimination Act as well as to repeal the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy."

Now we just need to figure out if Obama is going to be in town.  He should be back from Copenhagen by now after the failed Chicago 2016 Olympic bid, but he's scheduled to be at the Presidents Cup golf tournament in San Francisco.  The Bay Area Reporter said last month that Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton had been "invited" to the tournament and it's scheduled for the same time that we're going to be in Washington.

So I wonder, will the President cancel a golf trip to stay in Washington and let us know that he really does care?

The New York Times, just today, announced that President Obama will speak at the annual HRC dinner on Saturday night, but they still don't say whether he will be in town for the actual march on Sunday.

I just found out that Join The Impact Chicago has filled three buses and is expecting to quickly sell out a fourth bus to transport LGBT supporters to the March in Washington in less than two weeks.

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