A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition wins the right to set up antiwar bleachers and hold a rally on the north side of 4th St. and Pennsylvania

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
wins the right to set up antiwar bleachers
and hold a rally on the north side of
4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW!

Updated logistics, bus transportation and more

The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition will be establishing antiwar bleachers along the inaugural parade route. The National Park Service has acknowledged our right to set up bleachers at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue NW (north side).

A.N.S.W.E.R. has obtained a permit to hold a large convergence, build bleachers, and to hold a rally along the Inaugural route. This is the first time in Inaugural history that the antiwar movement has secured access to build bleachers along the parade route.

George Bush-as he rides in the inaugural motorcade-will be forced to pass a large bleacher set up filled with signs demanding "U.S. Out of Iraq Now, End the Occupation - Bring the Troops Home Now," "End Colonial Domination from Palestine to Haiti, and Everywhere," "Health Care, Education, Housing, and a Job at a Living Wage Must be a Right!" and more.

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.

To cover the cost of the bleachers, the sound system, stage, transportation, printing placards and other materials, we will need to raise $30,000 in the next few days. We can't do it without your help. Please make a generous donation. You can make a contribution through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.

We want to make it clear to everyone that while we have obtained permitted space at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., we are continuing to fight the government's attempts to prohibit the general public from gaining access to all the areas along the parade route while reserving those areas for the exclusive use of Bush supporters and donors. Pennsylvania Avenue is not the private property of Corporate America and the ultra-right.

The only way to maintain our right to demonstrate along the route of the inaugural parade is to come to Pennsylvania Avenue in large numbers as close to 9 am - 10 am as possible on January 20.

To reiterate: We have obtained a permit for an antiwar convergence, antiwar bleachers and a mass rally at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue (north side). 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 - 10 am as possible.

Click below for UPDATED downloadable maps
of the site of the antiwar bleachers and mass rally

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN DC

For a DC metro map, click on one of the options below:

Interactive online metro map
(click on station to view details)

Printable black and white metro map
Printable color metro map

Text list of stations
(include exact location of exits)

The closest metro station to 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. is Judiciary Square on the red line. There are two exits: (1) on the East side of 4th St. between D & E Sts. NW (try to use this exit) and (2) on the South side of F St. between 4th and 5th Sts. NW. Details of exactly how to walk from the metro station exit to Pennsylvania Avenue will be available soon.

A metro ride will cost $1.35 minimum per rider each way (if you are traveling from farther away, such as from Maryland or Virginia, it will be more). Fare cards must be purchased from machines (not from a person) located in the metro stations. The maximum change the machines give is $4.95, so please have small bills if you're paying with cash. You can also pay with a debit or credit card (minimum charge $1.35, maximum charge $3.90).

BUS DROP OFF & PARKING

Organizers from the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition are attempting to arrange an area for bus drop off in the vicinity of the march route. Details will be available soon. If buses do drop people off in the area of the march route, they will then proceed to parking. Following the demonstration, people will take the metro (subway) to their bus. Below are several options for bus parking.

Click below for a map showing
the approximate locations of the bus parking facilities:

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1) RFK Stadium (recommended)

This location is in Washington DC and adequate spaces have been reserved. It is located in Southeast DC, accessible from the East Capitol exit of 295 S. This is especially convenient for people coming from north and northeast of Washington DC.

A specific lot will be posted by Friday, January 14. Upon entering the lot, let them know that you’re with the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition event and pay $35 (cash or check to "Blue Line Services Inc.").

RFK Stadium is a 25 minute ride by metro to and from the inaugural route. It is located at the "Stadium Armory" stop on the blue/orange metro line. (See above for maps, prices and instructions for taking the metro.)

Metro instructions from RFK to 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.: From RFK Stadium, board the orange metro line going towards Vienna/Fairfax or the blue metro line going towards Franconia-Springfield. Exit at Metro Center. At Metro Center, board the red metro line going towards Glenmont. Exit at Judiciary Square. This will take approx. 25 minutes and cost $1.35 per person (each way).

Metro instructions from 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. to RFK: Walk to the Judiciary Square metro and board the red line towards Shady Grove. Exit at Metro Center. From Metro Center, board the blue line towards Largo Town Center or Addison Rd., or the orange line towards New Charllton. Exit at Stadium Armory. This will take approx. 25 minutes and cost $1.35 per person (each way).

2) ArlingtonCemetery (recommended)

This location is in Arlington, Virginia, very close to Washington DC. The spaces are not reserved, but they do not expect to fill up. It is located southwest of Washington DC, so it is especially convenient for those coming from the south and west of Washington DC.

Call 703-607-8000 or go to www.arlingtoncemetary.org for details on the location. Hours: . Cost: $15. for the first 3 hours, $10. for every hour after that. Payment: Cash or Travelers' Check. Access: Arlington Memorial Exit from Rt.395, MemorialBridge in DC, or George Washington Pkwy. The garage is just inside the entrance to the Memorial on Memorial Drive on the left-hand side.

Arlington Cemetery is a 10 minute ride by metro to and from the inaugural route. It is located at the "Arlington Cemetery" stop on the blue metro line. (See above for maps, prices and instructions for taking the metro.)

Metro instructions from Arlington Cemetery to 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.: From Arlington Cemetery, board the blue line towards Largo Town Center or Addison Road. Exit at Metro Center. At Metro Center, board the red metro line going towards Glenmont. Exit at Judiciary Square. This will take approx. 20 minutes and cost $1.35 per person (each way).

Metro instructions from 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. to Arlington Cemetery: Walk to the Judiciary Square metro station and board the red line towards Shady Grove. Exit at Metro Center. At Metro Center, board the blue line metro towards Franconia-Springfield. Exit at Arlington Cemetery. This will take approx. 20 minutes and cost $1.35 per person (each way).

3) Union Station

This location is in Washington DC close to the Capitol. The spaces are not reserved, and they will fill up. If you want to use this parking lot, you must make a reservation for your bus(es) in advance.

Located at 30 Mass. Ave., NE in Washington, DC. Call 202-898-1950 for details. Hours: 24 hours a day. Cost: Without a reservation, it is $20 from to plus $10 from to 7am.  With a reservation, it is $50 a day. Payment: Cash or Credit card. Access: From H. Street or Columbus Circle .

Union Station is a 5 minute ride by metro to and from the inaugural route. It is located at the "Union Station" stop on the red metro line. (See above for maps, prices and instructions for taking the metro.)

Metro instructions from Union Station to 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.: From Union Station, board the red metro line going towards Shady Grove. Exit at Judiciary Square. This will take approx. 5 minutes and cost $1.35 per person (each way).

Metro instructions from 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. to Union Station: Walk to the Judiciary Square metro station and board the red line towards Glenmont. Exit at Union Station. This will take approx. 5 minutes and cost $1.35 per person (each way).

4) Greenbelt Metro Station

This location is in Greenbelt, Maryland, about 30 minutes from downtown Washington DC. The spaces are not reserved, but they do not expect to fill up. It is northeast of Washington DC, so it is closer for those driving from north/northwest/northeast of DC, but it is a longer metro ride into downtown DC.

Located at 3600 Greenbelt Metro Drive in Greenbelt, Maryland. Call 202-962-1783 x1783 (Patrick Schmidt) for more information. Hours: 5:00am - . Cost: Free. Access: From Rt. 495 (the Beltway) going south take the "Greenbelt Metro Station" exit and follow signs to the HOV Parking. (Note: You must be going south on 495 to access this exist.)

Greenbelt is a 30-40 minute ride by metro to and from the inaugural route. It is located at the "Greenbelt" stop on the green line. (See above for maps, prices and instructions for taking the metro.)

Metro instructions from Greenbelt to 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.: From Greenbelt, board the green metro line towards Branch Ave. Exit at Fort Totten. From Fort Totten, board the red metro line towards Shady Grove. Exit at Judiciary Square. This will take approx. 30 minutes and cost $2.35 per person (each way).

Metro instructions from 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. to Greenbelt: Walk to the Judiciary Square metro station and board the red line towards Glenmont. Exit at Fort Totten. At Fort Totten, board the green line towards Greenbelt. Exit at Greenbelt. This will take approx. 30 minutes and cost $2.35 per person (each way).

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.

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.

ACCESS UP-TO-DATE LOGISTICAL INFO

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 view 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.

FUNDS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED

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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A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
http://www.ANSWERcoalition.org
[email protected]
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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