Get On the Bus—and the Train and the Carpool

Joining the anti-war surge on Washington? Plot your itinerary now.

10-11:30 a.m. Feeder marches organize and start walking.
— “Women Say Pull Out” feeder march with Code Pink and NOW leaves at 10 a.m. from the Navy Memorial, 7th Street and Pennsylvania NW. See codepink4peace.org.
— Poets feeder march (bring placards of verse!) leaves at 10:30 from Busboys and Poets, 14th Street and “V” NW. See dcpaw.org.
— Students and youth contingent leaves at 10:30 from 7th Street and Maryland. Contact nyspcinfo@gmail.com.
— “Justice in the Middle East” meets at 9th Street and “O” NW, 11 a.m., walks at 11:30.
— Labor feeder march gathers at 3rd Street and “E” NW. See unitedforpeace.org for updates on schedules.

11:30 a.m.— Rally on the National Mall, between 3rd and 7th streets. Speakers include Jesse Jackson, California representative Maxine Waters, Ohio representative Dennis Kucinich, actress Rhea Perlman, Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, and Bob Watada, father of Lt. Ehren Watada, the first military officer to refuse deployment in Iraq, now facing court-martial.

1 p.m.— March to the Capitol. For the exact route and a full list of contingents and other feeder marches, see unitedforpeace.org.

5 p.m.— Buses begin departing for NYC.

9 p.m.— Dance party with Code Pink at Busboys and Poets, 14th Street and V NW


WHAT TO BRING

— Warm clothes, water, snacks
— $5 for the Metro, as buses may park far away
— Pots, pans, and spoons to "wake up" Congress
— Puppets, banners, drums, horns, and whistles
— A white rose to symbolize war resistance
— Extra pairs of shoes, especially kids' shoes and women's sandals, for Code Pink's "Walk in Their Shoes" project


WHERE TO STAY

— UFPJ has a housing board where folks are offering guest rooms, couches, even breakfast. See unitedforpeace.org/housing.php for information.
— The International Student Center has beds for $23 a night. See dchostel.com.
— Some area hotels are offering discount rates of $69 a night. See unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3042 for a list of hotels, hostels, and church groups offering lodging.


WHAT'S NEXT?

Activists are training demonstrators for a round of lobbying on Capitol Hill on Monday, January 29.

Training starts on Sunday, January 28:
— 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland. Plan your lobbying day with others from your congressional district, plus attend strategy sessions and issue briefings on how to defund the war, G.I. resistance, student organizing, Iraq, Iran, Palestine, and more.

Lobby Day is Monday, January 29:
— Peace Action New York is calling on New Yorkers to lobby all 29 congressional districts, with an extra push on Clinton, Schumer, and Rangel. E-mail melissa@panys.org.
— Tell your representatives to bring the troops home now! (Hey, Cher signed up.) For information on registering to lobby, go to unitedforpeace.org or call Sue Udry at 301-565-4050, x315.


CAN'T MAKE IT TO D.C.?

Check out the virtual march at democrats.com.

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