Converge at 4th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. on the north side of the parade route

Momentum Grows for
January 20 CounterInaugural demonstration


Converge at 4th St. & Pennsylvania Ave.
on the north side of the parade route

- Find buses from your city -
- Funds are urgently needed for the January 20th mobilization -
- View a short documentary (5 min.) for the demonstration -
- Access updated logistical information, including bus parking and maps -


Converge at 4th St. & Pennsylvania Ave.
on the north side of the parade route

A permit has been obtained for a mass convergence at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. along the north side of the parade route. You can bring your own signs or pick up signs, banners and other materials at this location. Any sign that is made of cardboard, posterboard or cloth and that is no larger than 3 feet by 20 feet and 1/4 inch in thickness can be brought to the parade route. We will provide additional logistical information in the coming days.

The Bush administration has done everything to try to prevent mass assembly protest along Pennsylvania Avenue on January 20. We are involved in an ongoing legal and political challenge, asserting the right of the people to line the inaugural route. The whole world will be watching Pennsylvania Avenue on January 20, 2005, just as they were at the inauguration on January 20, 2001.

At the same time as we are continuing to fight to stop the government from creating large exclusive use sections lining the public parade route solely for Bush supporters and donors, we want to make it clear to everyone that we have obtained permitted space and that under all circumstances you have the lawful right to come to Pennsylvania Avenue and to make your views known, seen, and heard. Pennsylvania Avenue does not belong to Corporate America and the ultra-right.

The government is glad to give antiwar organizations a permit to go anywhere but Pennsylvania Avenue. They have been attempting the same tactic they used during the Republican National Convention when they tried to banish mass protest from midtown Manhattan, the site of the RNC. Don't be diverted.

The only way to maintain our right to demonstrate at the site of the inauguration is to come to Pennsylvania Avenue in large numbers as close to 9 am as possible on January 20. The Bush/Cheney Presidential Inaugural Committee and the National Park Service know full well that unless people arrive at Pennsylvania Avenue as close to 9 am as possible it is unlikely they will gain access to the area.

To reiterate: We have obtained a permit for an antiwar convergence at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue. Those organizing bus transportation, vans, car caravans, or planning individual transportation should do everything in their power to be at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue, and along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route, as close to 9 am as possible. The Bush government is using national security as a pretext to avoid the political embarrassment of thousands of people holding up antiwar signs and banners as the presidential caravan travels, first to the Capitol and later to the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue.


FUNDS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED FOR THE JANUARY 20 MOBILIZATION

Funds are urgently needed for the January 20th mobilization. If you cannot personally attend but would like to help cover the costs of transportation, printing banners, signs and literature you can make a contribution through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.

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BUSES FROM ACROSS THE U.S.

A.N.S.W.E.R. organizers are in touch with people organizing buses, vans and car caravans that are coming to be on Pennsylvania Avenue from across the East Coast, Midwest, South and West. In a tremendous display of the vast opposition that exists to the Bush administration's criminal war against Iraq and the other elements of their reactionary program here and abroad, a massive number of people are coming to DC from every region of the country.

Cities organizing transportation to Washington DC include:
- Altoona, Pennsylvania
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Charlottesville, Virginia
- Chicago, Illinois
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Elkins, West Virginia
- Emporium, Kansas
- Hackensack, New Jersey
- Lincoln, Nebraska
- Linwood, New Jersey
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Miami, Florida
- New Paltz, New York
- New York City, New York
- Norfolk, Virginia
- Orange, New Jersey
- Parksburg, West Virginia
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Plymouth, Massachusetts
- Reading, Pennsylvania
- Reno, Nevada
- Richmond, Virginia
- Rochester, New York
- Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
- Savannah, Georgia
- Syracuse, New York
- West Chester, New York
- Youngstown, Ohio
& many more!

For details about transportation and contact information, click here.

If you are organizing transportation from your city but are not yet listed, fill out the Transportation Form.

Demonstrations on January 20 are also taking place in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and other cities.


SHORT DOCUMENTARY (5 MIN.) FOR THE DEMONSTRATION

Dissent in the Age of Empire

A short documentary by Kaan Cuhaci & Imre Balanli
in collaboration with the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

Watch the film
duration: 4 minutes, 53 seconds

Please contact local public access television stations, independent film theaters, community groups and others who may wish to screen this piece as a way to spread the word about the January 20 CounterInaugural demonstration. Copies of the DVD are available free of charge. Call 202-544-3389 for details.

Thanks to CircularMovement.org for this important contribution.


ACCESS UPDATED LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

For all those who are coming to the demonstration, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition National Office in Washington DC is providing all of the information people need where the protest is, how to get there, where to eat, what the weather will be like, and more.
 
Click here to the January 20 CounterInaugural Logistics Page for
- Maps
- Bus drop off and parking
- Van/car parking
- Directions
- Public transportation in DC
- Airports, train and bus station in DC
- Housing in DC
- Volunteering
& more.


A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
info@internationalanswer.org
National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-533-0417
Los Angeles: 323-464-1636
San Francisco: 415-821-6545
For media inquiries, call 202-544-3389.


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