Whether or not you’re a fan of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, you’ve almost certainly heard of the comedian/anchorman’s Rally to Restore Sanity, set to take place October 30 in Washington, D.C. (Along with, of course, brilliant blowhard Stephen Colbert’s competing Match to Keep Fear Alive.) The idea is to combat the wave of increasingly divisive and inflammatory rhetoric that has swept the country. “We’re looking for people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles,” reads a statement announcing the rally.
If that applies to you but you can’t afford a Mainland flight, a concurrent rally is being organized in Honolulu, along with numerous gatherings across the country and around the world. The Oahu event is set for 11am at the state Capitol. According to organizers, local candidates from both parties have been invited to attend and answer questions—with the caveat that they can’t stump or spew election rhetoric. “If their answers stray into political-land, their microphone will be cut,” reads a press release. “Especially given some of the extremely close races…it will be very telling who makes time to come.”