Permitted space at 4th St. & Pennsylvania Ave. (north side)
will hold more than 10,000
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Volunteers needed Jan. 18-21
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Funds are urgently needed
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Speakers, media coverage, logistics & more
The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has obtained permitted space at 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. (north side) that holds well over ten thousand (10,000+) people.
In addition to the bleachers, there will be a rally and speak out, including the voices of military families, including those who have lost loved ones in the Iraq war, members of the Arab American and Muslim community, elected officials, union leaders and activists, students and youth, and others (see below for a partial list of speakers). Be sure to arrive as close to 9 am as possible. Antiwar buses, vans and car caravans are coming from over 50 cities to join us in this mass assembly protest on the north side of Pennsylvania Ave at 4th St. (the inaugural parade route). Click here to find a bus coming from a city near you.
We are continuing with the political and legal challenge to make sure that Pennsylvania Avenue is opened for the public and not reserved for the exclusive use of Republican Party donors.
Speakers at the 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. rally will include John Boyd, National Black Farmers Association; Michael Berg, father of Nicholas Berg; Sue Neiderer, whose son was killed in Iraq; Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general; Congressperson Cynthia McKinney (invited); Brenda Stokely, president of AFSCME District Council 1707, New York City Labor Against the War; Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Partnership for Civil Justice; Ben Dupuy, Haiti Progres; Mahdi Bray, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation; Rev. Graylan Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church; message from the National Council of Arab Americans; Macrina Cardenes, Mexico Solidarity Network; Vanessa Dixon, DC Health Care Coalition; representative from the Muslim Students Association; and many more.
Among the hundreds of news stories on the January 20 CounterInaugural demonstration is one from the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on local groups traveling to WashingtonDC. The article reports that "On Thursday, they will be protesting at Fourth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in WashingtonD.C., joining thousands of other counter demonstrators during President George Bush’s inauguration." Click here to read this article and other press coverage.
To access 4th St. and Pennsylvania Ave., take the metro (subway) to Judiciary Square (red line). This station will be open all day (one exit will close later in the evening, but it will not effect the demonstration). For additional logistical information, including maps, directions and more, click here.
Funds are urgently needed. If you are not able to travel to Washington DC on January 20, you can make a contribution through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make this demonstration a success. There are many ways that you can help out in the days prior to the demonstration and on January 20. Please fill out the form below to let us know how you can help out!
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