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Info on Mass Demonstration, D.C. April 20

Practical info for the MILLION, at least, (not "tens of thousands") going to D.C. on April 20. Forward and keep on hand.
*UPDATE ON APRIL 20 NATIONAL MARCH ON THE WHITE HOUSE*
April 13, 2002

KEEP READING TO FIND.....
- Updated list of speakers, messages & greetings
- Bus/van drop off, directions and parking info
- The plan for the day
- How you can get involved
- How you can get to DC from the East Coast, South,
Midwest and Canada

SPEAKERS, MESSAGES & GREETINGS TO APRIL 20 DEMONSTRATION
AT THE WHITE HOUSE (partial list):

- Mumia Abu-Jamal, political prisoner (taped message)
- Fadia Rafeedi, representative of Palestinian youth
- Mahdi Bray, National Political Director, Muslim Public
Affairs Council
- Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
- Larry Adams, National Postal Mailhandlers Union,
President, Local 300; Representative of New York City
Labor Against the War (NYCLAW)
- Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Auxilliary Bishop, Catholic
Archdiocese of Detroit
- Rev. Lucius Walker, IFCO/Pastors for Peace
- Muslim Students Association of the U.S and Canada
- Monica Tarazi, Director, American-Arab
Anti-Discrimination Committee New York
- Sally Davies, President, AFSCME Council 92
- Magdy Mahmoud, President, Metropolitan Muslim Federation
NY-NJ, Council of Mosques & Islamic Organizations, NJ
- Randa Jamal, Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return
Coalition, NY-NJ
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee
- Asha Samad-Matias, Muslims against Racism, Racial and
Religious Profiling and War
- Nadia Ahmed, President, Students for International Peace
& Justice
- Rev. Graylen Hagler, Senior Minister, Plymouth
Congregational Church
- Tariq Ali, Pakistani playwright & author
- Wilson Borja, Trade Unionist from Colombia
- Amer Jubran, Al-Awda Palestine Right to Return
Coalition, Massachusetts
- Dr. Helen Caldicott, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
- Samia Halaby, Al-Alwda Palestine Right to Return
Coalition NY-NJ
- Iman Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin?s (formerly H.Rap Brown)
Defense Committee
- Peta Lindsey, Youth and Student Coordinator,
A.N.S.W.E.R.
- Ismael Guadalupe, Committee for the Rescue and
Development of the Vieques
- Larry Holmes, International Action Center
- Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Partnership for Civil
Justice-LDEF
- Bayan USA (Filipino)
- Cheri Honkala, Kensington Welfare Rights Union
- Katherine Hoyt, Nicaragua Network
- Macrina Cardenas, Mexico Support Network
- Colombia Action Network
- DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving)
- Sister Maureen Feidler, Co-Director, Quixote Center
- Jane Franklin, Author, ?Chronology on U.S.-Cuba
Relations?
- Arturo Griffith, Washington DC activist
- International Concerned Friends & Family of Mumia
Abu-Jamal
- Tom Dostou, Abenaki Nation
- Andy Thayer, Chicago Anti-Bashing Network, the case of
Rabih Haddand
- School of the Americas Watch
- Elizabeth Grullon, City University of New York
- Jibril Hough, South Carolina Coalition for Peace and
Justice
- Lucas Benitas, Coalition of a Immokele
- Teresita Jacinto, Committee for Indigenous Solidarity
- William Underbagge, Native activist, Washington DC
WITH PERFORMANCES BY:
- Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzalcoatl Aztec Mexican Dance
group
- Pam Parker & Company
- Rhythms of Aqua
- & with a special message from Mos Def

HOW TO GET DIRECTIONS TO THE DEMONSTRATION:
Go to www.mapquest.com, and get driving directions
from your starting location to ?16th St. and Constitution
Ave. NW? in Washington DC. This is the south side of the
Ellipse, the park to the south side of the White House
where we are gathering.

WHERE PEOPLE CAN BE DROPPED OFF:
Buses, vans and cars can drop everyone off at 16th St. and
Constitution Ave. NW (between 15th and 17th St.). When
you pull up you?ll see the stage and banners!

PARKING INFORMATION:
- BUSES: There is a lot that is used for bus parking just
over the Anacostia Bridge. Drive south on South Capitol,
go over the Anacostia Bridge, and take the first right.
(This lot was used by buses for the September 29, 2001,
demonstration with no problems.)
- VANS & CARS: There are many parking lots in this area of
Washington DC. Just drive noth from the Ellipse and you
should easily find a place for $15-20 for the day.

THE PLAN FOR THE DAY:
- Buses, vans and car caravans coming from over 100
organizing centers around the country will be arriving in
the morning. They are coming from Maine, from Florida,
from Texas, from Minnesota and from everywhere in between.
Buses should come to the Ellipse as soon as they arrive
in Washington DC.
- The White House rally (taking place on the Ellipse, the
south side of the White House, at Constitution Ave.
between 15th and 17th St.) will begin at 11 am. The wide
array of speakers can be seen in the list above.
- After the rally at the White House, we will MARCH east
on Pennsylvania Ave. directly in front of the White House,
and across Pennsylvania Ave. to the Justice Department.
- At the Justice Department--directly across the street
from the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building--we will rally in
defense of civil rights and civil liberties and to demand
the repeal of Ashcroft's USA Patriot Act.
- After the rally at the Justice Department, we will march
on to a concluding rally!

IS THE DEMONSTRATION PERMITTED?
Yes. The A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition has met and had
discussions with the National Parks Service, the
Metropolitan Police Department and the Capitol Police. We
are pleased to announce that we have secured permits for
the rally and march.

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, email ANSWER (at) afgj.org. Help is needed for
handing out literature and placards, getting out t-shirts,
water and more.

LOGISTICAL INFORMATON ON THE WEB
Check out www.internationalanswer.org for
up-to-date logistical information. You can find MAPS,
METRO INFO, HOUSING FORMS, & more!

****ORGANIZING****

NEW APRIL 20 FLYER:
- Download on the web:
www.internationalanswer.org/download.html
- If you can?t download it, email us at ANSWER (at) afgj.org to
have an original copy mailed to you

BUSES, VANS AND CAR CARAVANS
- Find others organizing from your area at
www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/april/contacts.html
- Email us at ANSWER (at) afgj.org if you?re organizing so we
can help get others in touch with you, and if you?re not
organizing, email us for tips on how to get started

*SIMULTANEOUS RALLY IN SAN FRANCISCO*
www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/april/contacts-sf.html

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED MORE INFO,
Email: ANSWER (at) afgj.org
Washington (202) 332-5757
New York (212) 633-6646
Chicago (773) 583-7728
San Francisco (415) 821-6545
Los Angeles (213) 487-2368
www.InternationalANSWER.org

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