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 April 29 - March for Peace, Justice and Democracy

AnnouncementsEnd the War -- Bring All the Troops Home Now -- Turn this Country Around!

Coordinated by United for Peace and Justice

The president's approval ratings keep tanking ... and momentum is building for the massive April 29th demonstration.

We all know the country is heading in the wrong direction -- April 29 will be a powerful occasion to unite for change. The event has already received more than 900 endorsements -- ranging from the Hip Hop Caucus to the Communications Workers of America to the National Council of Churches. Click here to join this growing list!

The website for the April 29 March for Peace, Justice, and Democracy in New York City is up and running at www.april29.org. Visit the site today to download leaflets, find out how to order posters, get information about transportation and housing, sign up to volunteer and more...

[INSIDE: Info on buses from Vermont & New Hampshire]



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While you're visiting the website, download one of our web buttons and add it to your website or blog, to help spread the word about this not-to-be-missed protest.

We are still in negotiations with the NYC police over the route, so we can't yet announce where to assemble, but we can tell you that it will be in a central Manhattan location, with the march stepping off at noon. We will share more details as soon as they are available. There will be places for organized contingents to gather, although we will not be able to begin assigning spots until the route is finalized.

The march will proceed through the streets of New York City and culminate with a massive action-oriented festival, featuring hundreds of grassroots groups and campaigns. There will be tents dedicated to different issues and themes; exhibits, displays, and information; street performers; and much more. We will not be holding a traditional rally. Groups wishing to table at the festival will soon be able to sign up for space at www.april29.org -- keep checking back.

Some Things You Can Do NOW to Make April 29 a Success:

 forward and repost this widely link to http://www.april29.org/ from your website or blog

 download leaflets and distribute in your community
http://www.april29.org/article.php?id=3200

 order posters and display them prominently
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/catalog/

 sign up to volunteer! We need LOTS of volunteers both in the lead-up to the event and on the day of the march
http://www.pjcvt.org/

 make a donation to help cover UFPJ's costs for this demonstration here.

If you live in New York City, come by our midtown office between 10AM and 6PM -- and some evenings later -- to pick up leaflets, stickers, posters, and buttons -- 261 West 36th Street, 7th Floor, between 7th and 8th avenues (212-868-5545).

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Here is information on buses from New Hampshire and Vermont. Please make your reservations and send your $$$ right away.

1) New Hampshire Peace Action is taking reservations for the following buses:

PORTSMOUTH, leaving at 5am from Market Square
CONCORD, leaving at 6am from Concord Trailways
KEENE, leaving at 6am from the parking lot behind the Clairvaux Center at 161 Main Street

Seats are $48 each, and we cannot hold reservations without payment.

Some scholarships are available. Reservations must be made by April 15 - and space is limited.

Call 228-0559 with credit card information or send a check to NH Peace Action, 4 Park St. Ste. 210, Concord, NH 03301.

Questions about the bus? Email jessica@nhpeaceaction.org.

2)The Peace and Justice Center in Burlington VT is taking reservations for the following bus:

Vermont Bus for April 29 End the War on Iraq! New York City

Tickets for the bus are $55 and are non-refundable. Seats can only be reserved once we receive your payment in person or via mail at 21 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401. If you’d like to charge tickets over the phone please call 863-2345 ext. 2 – there will be an additional charge of $2.00. The bus leaves from the Park & Ride on Lakeside Ave (behind the Cumberland Farms on the corner of Pine St & Lakeside) at Midnight on Friday, April 28 – please be there no later than 11:45pm to ensure the bus can leave on time. This bus can stop in Berlin, WRJ, and Brattleboro. The bus arrives in NYC at around 8 am and will be leaving at 6pm and arriving back in Burlington around 2am Sunday. We suggest you bring food, water, clothing layers, good footwear, money for the subway and a pillow. You can leave items on the bus, it will be locked. People under the age of 18, traveling without a parent/legal guardian need to supply the PJC with a permission slip from your parent/legal guardian and carry a copy with you throughout the trip. For more information, please call Wendy at 863-2345 ext 3.

Wendy Coe
Office Manager
Peace and Justice Center
21 Church St
Burlington, VT 05401
802-863-2345 x3
http://www.pjcvt.org/
If there are enough riders who would like to board the bus in Springfield VT it might be able to make a stop at Exit 7 on I-91.

The NH Peace Action bus from Keene (see above) might possibly be able to pick up riders in Brattleboro.

3) Central Vermont Peace and Justice is taking reservations for a bus from Rutland and Middlebury:

We are anticipating this 57 seat bus to fill up very quickly, so if you are interested in a seat please respond right away.

Seats will be $50 each. As always, we gratefully accept additional donations in order to support free and reduced rates. Anyone needing a free or reduced rate seat, should let me know.

We strive to support all to attend.

Make you checks out to:
Central Vermont Peace and Justice

Send your checks to:
Central Vermont Peace and Justice
PO Box 845
Rutland VT 05701-0845

Along with your check, please let me know:

The name(s) of the rider(s)
The address(es) of the rider(s)
The email(s) of the rider(s)
The phone number(s) of the rider(s)
Preferred pick-up location: Rutland or Middlebury

Once we receive your check you will have a guaranteed seat. If you are interested in a seat but are not able to send your check right away, please let me know so perhaps we can work something out. We are anticipating this bus will fill up very quickly and want to be fair to everyone.

The specifics of pick-up times and locations are not yet set. We need more details from United For Peace and Justice (time and exact location of the demo) before we can finalize our plans. In general, we will have pick-up locations in Middlebury and Rutland and the bus will leave Vermont very early in the morning on Saturday April 29th and arrive back very late that same night.

Thanks again. Hope to see you in April.

Peace and Hope

Carol Tashie
Central Vermont Peace and Justice
http://www.centralvermontpeace.org/





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