Saturday, Aug. 2: National March in Washington, D.C.


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Transportation is being arranged across the country.
See below for a list of transportation centers or click here to help organize one.

The White House (1600 Pennsylvania Ave.)
Saturday, Aug. 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Use the hashtags: #2DC4Gaza #LetGazaLive #FreePalestine #Protest4Palestine to promote the demonstration on social media

Click here to download the poster. See the transportation center section for local versions.
Click here to download the poster. See the transportation center section for local versions.

The atrocities committed by the Israeli regime keep piling up in Gaza. Over 70 people were murdered by relentless Israeli artillery fire in just one neighborhood alone, al-Shujayeh, and bombings of hospitals and schools take place on a daily basis.

In response to this ongoing massacre, a broad coalition of anti-war, Muslim and Arab-American groups have joined together to organize a national march on the White House on August 2.

- ANSWER Coalition
- American Muslims for Palestine (AMP)
- Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
- American Muslim Alliance (AMA)
- Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition
- Al-Awda: Palestine Right to Return Coalition - New York

- Muslim Legal Fund of America
- Palestinian American Women's Association (PAWA)
- World Can't Wait

- Partnership for Civil Justice
- Palestinian American Council
- MAS Immigrant Justice Center
- UNAC - United National Antiwar Coalition

- Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA)
- House of Latin America (HOLA)
- SI Solidarity Iran
- Labor Fightback Network
- Al-Awda, Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Cleveland Chapter
- Al Quds Committee
- Washington D.C. al-Quds Committee
- Veterans For Peace
- Methodist Federation for Social Action
- The National Muslim Council for Justice (NMCJ)

Islamic Shura Council of Southern California
- Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel
- Free Palestine Movement International Solidarity Movement - Northern California
- Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality - Virginia
- The Phil Berrigan Institute for Nonviolence and Occupy the Dream, Reading, PA
- LA Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
- The Green Party of New Jersey
- International Action Center
- Jews for Palestinian Right of Return

- Labor for Palestine

- New York City Labor Against the War
- Socialist Action
- Damayan Migrant Workers Association
- Palestinian American Council-Chicago (PAC)
- Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
- San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice
- National Black United Front
- National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
- Existence is Resistance
- US Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI)
- KmB Pro-People Youth
- Defence for Children International - Palestine
- Muslim Congress

- Casa de Las Américas New York
- United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC)
- Hopkins Students for Justice in Palestine
- Barry LeNoir, President, United Black Fund, Inc.
- Michigan Voice for Palestinian Rights

Every day, people across the United States are pouring into the streets to show their outrage at the ongoing Israeli massacre in Gaza. In many cities, these demonstrations are taking place on a near-daily basis – and are growing. Just last weekend, protests attended by many thousands took place in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. While the U.S. government continues to shamefully offer unqualified support for the brutal Israeli regime, the people of the United States are making it clear that public opinion is sharply turning against this long-standing policy.

The emerging movement that has brought so many people into the streets in local actions will now converge to illustrate the massive opposition among the American public to Israel’s new war and U.S. support for their atrocities. Join us!

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Download and circulate flyers for the demonstration (local versions in Transportation Center section)

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 Transportation Centers

Click here for information about bus parking

New Haven, Conn.
Contact: or 203-903-4480
Details: Buses depart 6:00 a.m. on Aug 2 from downtown New Haven and return the same night. The cost is $40 per person.
Download the poster here

Tampa, Fla.
Details: Depart Tampa Friday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m.; Arrive in D.C. Saturday, August 2 at 11:00 a.m. Depart D.C. on Saturday, August 2 at 6:00 p.m.; arrive in Tampa on Sunday, August 3 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $100.

Chicago, Ill.
Contact: ANSWER Chicago at 773-463-0311
Details: Buses depart Friday, Aug. 1 at 6 pm from the ANSWER Office at 4802 N. Broadway (You can also meet the buses at 87th and Harlem in Bridgeview, IL at 8 pm). The bus will return to Chicago Sunday morning. Tickets are $100, plus a $5 processing fee.

Bridgeview, Ill.
Contact: Dr. Ghassan Barakat, Humanitarian Relief Foundation - or 312-671-4787
Or contact Nesreen Ballut, Palestinian American Council-Chicago - or 708-802-1129
Bus registration will close Wednesday at 5:00 pm. Buses will leave August 1st at 9:00 pm from 87th and Harlem (Plaza). ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:00 PM. We will be back in Chicago on Sunday (early afternoon).
Registration prices: Regular: $100; (Discounted fee for students)

Baltimore, Md.
Contact: or 443-759-9968

Boston, Mass.
Contact: or 857-334-5084
Download the poster here

Cleveland, OH
Buses departing Aug. 2 at 4:30am, $70
Contact: Al-Awda Cleveland, Palestine Right to Return Coalition or 216.772.6788

Toledo, Ohio
Contact: Adam Abuhummos at or 419-612-4377
Details: We will leave Toledo on August 1 at midnight and return on August 3 at 3:00 a.m. Tickets are $70 or $50 for students, call the number listed above to purchase a ticket.

Detroit/Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Contact: Thamer Alkhateeb for ticket sales and more info at 313-456-5289 or via email at or via Facebook
Details: We will leave Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 a.m. departing from Detroit on 7 mile and Woodward Near the police station. This will be a 9 hour trip. We will reach DC at 11:00AM Saturday. And depart from DC at 8PM post-demonstration. We will return to Detroit at 5:00 a.m. August 3. The cost for the trip will be $70.00 a person ROUNDTRIP regardless of age. Again, this is a peaceful demonstration. Israel attacks Gaza with bombs and missiles, we will fight back with Love & Peace. Bring anything from blow horns, flags, signs, to banners. Each person will have storage space limited to ONE bag in storage on the bus. Please bring snacks, light meals, and drinks for your self and children. We will not be providing meals believe we may be limited to 1 or 2 stops. Please bring extra change of clothing for children and make sure everyone has comfortable shoes on.  We have a waiver form that must be completed prior to getting on the bus.  Remember to respect eachother on the bus, we are going as a family group and need everyones coordination to make this a safe and smooth trip.

New Paltz, N.Y.
Contact: or 845-255-5779

New York City, N.Y.
Contact: or 212-694-8720
Download the poster here
Download the one-sided flyer here
Download the double-sided flyer here

For those coming from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, transportation 
is also being organized by Isam Mualla of Beit El-Maqdis — 718-938-8467

Harrisburg, Penn.
Contact: or 717-395-6911

Philadelphia, Penn.
Contact: or 267-281-3859
Details: The bus departs from Philadelphia at 9:00 a.m. from 1755 N. 13th Street (outside the student center at Temple University). We will return to the same location at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tickets cost $30.
Download the poster here

Pittsburgh, Penn.
Contact: or 724-972-2674
Details: The bus departs Pittsburgh at 7:30 a.m. from the William Pitt Union (3959 Fifth Ave.). Tickets cost $40.
Download the poster here

Richmond, Va.
Contact: Noorelhoda Ramadan - United We Stand for the Holy Land at or 804-397-3020 or Vaid Ismael - Palestinian American Council - Richmond at 804-895-4820
Details: Departing from 900 North Allen Ave., Richmond, Virginia 23220. Leaving at 9:00 a.m. and returning by 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $30

Join a protest in your area

Chicago, Ill.

Saturday, July 26
3:00 p.m.
Congress and Michigan Ave.
Contact: ANSWER Chicago at 773-463-0311

San Francisco, Calif.

Saturday, July 26
1:00 p.m.
Justin Herman Plaza - Embarcadero
Contact the ANSWER Coalition at, 415-821-6545

Jacksonville, Fla.
Saturday, Aug. 2
11:00 a.m.
Memorial Park (1620 Riverside Avenue)

Albuquerque, N.M.
Saturday, Aug. 2
11:00 a.m.
Central & 1st St.
Contact: or 505-268-2488

Los Angeles, Calif.
Saturday, Aug. 2
1:00 p.m.
Westwood federal building (11000 Wilshire Blvd.)
Contact: ANSWER LA at 323-394-3611 or

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