Prior to World War II, citizens and patriotic organizations banded together to fight the spread of propaganda generated by Bundists and native fascists to reach Americans. They produced radio shows, pamphlets, comic strips, and films to fight racial, religious and ethnic discrimination.Citizens of Los Angeles, before and during the war, demonstrated their loyalty in many ways. They held anti-Nazi parades and rallies. Loyalty-Unity Day, organized in Los Angeles by the American Legion, became one of the greatest shows of loyalty seen by this country prior to the war. Local American Legion Commander Dee Holden observed. "Attempts are being made to spread dissension among us and to create the false impression that the American people are not solidly behind their freely chosen public servants." Thousands of Angelenos signed pledges of loyalty that were then airlifted to Washington, D.C.