DETAILS OF JAN. 18 2003 NATIONAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON DC
Location, bus drop off, bus pick-up parking & more!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
permitted rally & march
Rally @ 11 am
West Side of the Capitol Building
3rd St. on the Mall
March to the Washington Navy Yard: M St. between 1st and
11th Sts. SE
A MAP OF THE CAPITOL AREA AND MARCH ROUTE CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/map.html
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU'RE TRAVELING TO DC
FOR BUSES, VANS, and CAR CARAVANS GOING TO Washington DC:
Click http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18contacts.html Transportation will be organized from cities all over the country to travel to Washington DC. There are currently more than 200 cities in almost every state organizing buses to be in DC on January 18.
For detailed driving directions to DC (3rd St. on the Mall: 3rd St. and Madison Dr. NW), click http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp and enter "3rd St. and Madison Dr. NW" in Washington DC as your destination. If you are looking on a map, find 3rd St. between Constitution Ave. and Independence Ave. Between these two streets, you will see that Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive run through the National Mall.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN DC
For a DC Metro map, click http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm . 3rd St. on the National Mall (west side of the Capitol) is accessible from a few metro stations. The closest stops are Federal Center SW on the blue/orange line and Archives Navy Memorial on the green line. It is also possible to walk from Union Station (train station, nearby bus station, Union Station stop on the red line). The metro system opens at 8 am on the weekends. If you are coming early to volunteer, check into buses from your area.
AIRPORT, BUS, AND TRAIN STATIONS IN DC
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW WHILE YOU'RE IN DC
BUS/VAN/CAR DROP OFF Buses and vans can drop passengers off on 3rd St. between Pennsylvania Ave. and Independence Ave. Buses cannot park here, but they can pull up and unload on either side of 3rd Street. We do not expect major delays or traffic jams. Groups are encouraged to drive directly to the rally site and drop off the majority of their passengers, and then proceed to parking. For more information, click http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html#dc1
BUS PICKUP After an opening rally at the Mall, we will march to the Washington Navy Yard. Bus pickup will be on nearby New Jersey Ave. north of M St. http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html#dc1
HOUSING IN DC (HOSTELS, HOTELS & CAMPSITES)
Locations added in the last week. January 18 rates available. http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html#dc2
We will march to the Washington Navy Yard and then rally on M St. between 1st and 11th Sts. SE. After a closing rally, we will disband in this area. See BUS PICKUP and PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION in DC for directions from this area.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
Bring snacks and water, and wear comfortable shoes since you'll be standing and walking for several hours. Remember to prepare for cold weather! If you've been to an A.N.S.W.E.R. protest before and have an "Act Now to Stop War & End Racism," t-shirt wear it to the protest!
TABLING POLICY PLEASE READ FULLY IF YOU ARE BRINGING A TABLE
There is a designated area for groups to set up tables at the rally, and there will be a small fee. Table space in the designated area is available on a first come, first serve basis. The fee must be paid at the time you set up your table. The designated tabling area is on the outer edges of the gravel walkway between the grassy panels. Please refer to the map at the top of this page to get a better picture. There are three grassy panels that run along the Mall, the first section of which are between 3rd and 4th Sts. Groups cannot set up tables in the middle section. You may set up along the outer edges of the gravel walkways that run between the panels. This may extend west of 4th St. if the area between 3rd and 4th Sts. fills up. There will be volunteers on hand to explain the designated tabling area and to collect the fee. Groups setting up tables for free literature distribution will be charged $25 per table; anyone setting up a table to sell materials will be charged $50 per table. Please bring cash, check or money order (made to "A.N.S.W.E.R.") with you when you set up. Groups may only set up tables. No other structures can be set up. All groups must bring their own tables.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
To make this event a success, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help out in many areas! If you would like to volunteer, click here for details: http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/volunteers.html . Whether you're arriving a few days early, or the morning of the 18th -- there are many ways you can help out. If you are coming early to volunteer, you should consult the bus map/schedule http://internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html#trans3 (as the metro does not begin running until 8 am). You will be able to arrive earlier by bus. Also, if you are coming before 8 am, street parking will be readily available and you are not required to feed (pay) meters in downtown DC on Saturdays. Many volunteers and helpers will be needed in this area, so please call 202-544-3389 or email to find out how you can help!
There will be a sign-making work session in Washington DC from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, January 17. Call 202-544-3389 for details. For helping in New York City work sessions, call 212-633-6646.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ABOVE TOPICS, ALONG WITH DISABILITY ACCESS, FOOD, AND BATHROOMS, CAN BE FOUND ON THE JAN. 18 LOGISTICS PAGE http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html
If you have questions after reviewing this page, call us at 202-544-3389.
San Francisco logistics can be found at: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logisticssf.html
For general information about the January 18 National March on Washington DC and joint action in San Francisco, go to http://www.internationalanswer.org
Your HELP is NEEDED / UPDATE on Jan. 18, 2003, Nat'l March
There are now buses, vans and car caravans traveling from over 200 cities in over 45 states to be in Washington DC and San Francisco on January 18. Groups are traveling from as far South as Texas and Florida, as far north as North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine, from every state on the East Coast, and from all over the West Coast, to be in Washington DC.
The January 18 National March in Washington DC to Stop the War on Iraq Before it Starts will begin at 11 am at 3rd St. on the Mall, which is on the West side of the Capitol Building. We will rally and then march to the Washington Navy Yard.
FOR BUSES TO DC & SF go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/j18contacts.html
FOR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS (bus drop off & pick up, bus/car/van parking, directions, metro maps, etc.) go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html or call our Washington DC office at 202-544-3389
HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED in many different areas to help make the January 18 National March in Washington DC a success!
Below are detailed descriptions of how you can help out. Please email email@example.com or call 202-544-3389 and let us know when you are available and how you would like to help out!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
We will be doing set up during the day and having a sign making work session in the evening. Call us at 202-544-338 if are available during the day and we'll give you the details.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
VOLUNTEER AREAS & HOW TO GET PLUGGED IN
We are asking as many volunteers as possible to arrive between 7 am and 8 am, as this is the time people from out of town will begin arriving. If you can not arrive early, there will be Volunteer Sign-In tables in prominent locations -- including a main table visible from 3rd St. where buses will be dropping off -- where Volunteers should check in throughout the day in order to be assigned to specific tasks.
Below are detailed descriptions of some areas. You can learn more about these and other areas by calling us at 202-544-3389 or when you check in at the Volunteers Table on January 18.
__ Bus Greeting: From 7:00am- 12:00pm bus greeters are responsible for orientating the buses coming in from out of town. They will be working with experienced organizers and will also be provided with instructions and materials to distribute to the bus captains and passengers.
__ Medical Aid (if you are a trained healthcare worker please call us at 202-544-3389)
__ Staff Tables (collecting signatures for the People's Anti-War Referendum, distributing literature, etc.)
__ Literature Distribution
__ Sign-Ups for People's Anti-War Referendum
__ Handing Out Signs
A take down crew will be needed after the march beginning at about 5 pm and going until about 8 pm at 3rd St. on the Mall.
To the main rally site by metro: Take the blue/orange line to Federal Center SW and walk north, or take the green/yellow line to Archives Navy Memorial and walk southeast.
To the main rally site by bus: Since the metro does not begin running until 8 am on Saturday, please check www.metroopensdoors.com for bus lines/schedules. It is not hard to arrive by public transportation at 7 am, or to drive and park in this area at that hour.
To the main rally site by car: Go to www.mapquest.com and enter "3rd St. and Madison Dr. NW" as your destination (Madison Dr. runs through the National Mall).
For details, links to maps and more, go to: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logistics.html
TO VOLUNTEER AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MARCH, call 415-821-6545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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