Join the Impeachment March in DC this Saturday, January 12th!
On Saturday, January 12, sixty year-old patriot John Niremberg will walk the final leg of his historic march from Boston to Washington, DC to urge Congress to hold impeachment hearings on Bush and Cheney. Join us as we welcome him to DC with a march to the seat of the original U.S. Constitution at the National Archives. To find out more about John, read his blog entries, and track his progress, go to http://www.marchinmyname.org
For those who want to walk 5.7 miles with John, see 1) National Arboretum route; For those who want to walk 1.42 miles with John (or who are coming by train or Metrorail), see 2) Union Station route ; for those who only want to participate in the rally following the march, see 3) National Archives Rally.
1) National Arboretum Route
Approximate start time: 9:00 am
Distance: 5.7 miles
Estimated walk time: Three hours
Meetup point: Parking lot of New York Avenue side of the Arboretum (see map) http://tinyurl.com/2r2gc8
Public transportation: No direct Metrorail access. Take Metro to Stadium Armory stop; B2 Metrobus stops two blocks from Arboretum. See directions. http://tinyurl.com/3yueul
Driving: Lots of parking spaces available (but remember that you’ll have to have a way back to get your car!). See directions.
Description of site: Open to the public at 8:00 am. Beautiful grounds. Restrooms in Visitors’ Center. No food sold anywhere on site.
2) Union Station Route
Approximate start time: 11:30 am
Approximate walking distance to National Archives: 1.42 miles
Approximate walking time: 45 minutes
Public transportation: For Metrorail, take Red Line to Union Station. For Amtrak and commuter trains , Union Station is the main terminal for Washington, DC. Very easy.
Driving directions and parking info: Some paid parking; very limited street parking. http://tinyurl.com/3ca9p8
Description of site: Spectacular building with many shops, food vendors, restrooms. Heavy tourist traffic. Bring lots of signs!
3. National Archives Rally
Estimated Start time: 12:30 pm
Meetup point: Constitution Avenue side of building
Public transportation: Take Metrorail Green or Yellow line to Archives/Navy Memorial stop.
Driving: Don’t do it!!
Description of site: Located on National Mall, near Smithsonian, National Gallery. Limited food options.
For further information on the march, lodging suggestions, volunteer opportunities, and information on related activities being planned, email:[email protected]