A Million Muppet March on Washington is planned for November 3 after GOP candidate Mitt Romney revealed that he would cut government funding for PBS.
In an effort to show support for continued government assistance for PBS, the home of the long-running Sesame Street childrens show, a Million Muppet March has been planned for November 3.
During the October Presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the idea for the Million Muppet March was created through social media by Michael Bellavia, an animation executive from Los Angeles, and Idaho university student Chris Mecham.
As Reuters reports, both Bellavia and Mecham took the idea from social media to the phone lines where both men spoke directly with each other to plan the details. During the Obama and Romney debate, Bellevia created a Facebook page for the march and also purchased the domain millionmuppetmarch.com.
Since then, the Facebook page for the event has amassed over 12,600 likes and gives fellow PBS and Sesame Street supporters details on what to do should they want to take part.
“Bring a puppet and join us on the National Mall on November 3rd, 2012 for a morning of fun in the largest gathering of puppets to ever March on Washington in support of public broadcasting.”