Help Mobilize for Jan. 27-29! Plus, Latest Details on the Demo

Momentum is beginning to build for the politically urgent mobilization on Saturday, Jan. 27th. There are already more than 500 endorsements for the demonstration and we are hearing from groups around the country that they are organizing to get people to Washington, DC. In order to send the strongest, clearest message to the new Congress we are working hard to have the largest turnout possible.

And we have set another important goal for this mobilization: We want to have at least one person from each of the 435 Congressional districts marching on Jan. 27th to help represent the truly nationwide peace majority.

We are inviting you to sign up to be a local coordinator for people coming from your area to Washington, DC. Being a local coordinator means doing the things we hope you are already doing — spreading the word and encouraging people to come to DC, helping to arrange buses, car caravans or rideshares, hosting a sign-making party — but it also will mean following up with people in your area who will find you through the coordinator’s listing on our website.

Many of you are already working on some or all of these activities — and more! Now we’ve set up this system to help people in your area connect with your efforts. By signing up as a local coordinator, you will be putting your congressional district on our map that will show that folks are coming from all around the country to stand up for peace!

If you want to know more about the role of the coordinators before signing up, please get in touch with either Susan Chenelle (susan at or Leslie Kauffman (lak at; both can be reached by phone at 212-868-5545.

If you have other creative ideas for organizing people to come to DC that we haven’t listed here or in our materials on the website, please let Susan or Leslie know and we’ll share them in future bulletins to member groups.


Many of the details of the January mobilization are still being worked out, so please keep checking the UFPJ website for updates. Here is the information so far:

  • We have applied for permits to assemble on the east end of the National Mall, the end closest to the Capitol, and for a march route that will allow us to literally march around the Capitol.
  • Tentative times: assemble – 11am to 1pm; march step-off – 1pm; end of march – 4pm
  • Lobby Day: On Monday, January 29th, we will meet with members of Congress and/or their aides; a training for the lobby day will be held on Sunday, Jan. 28th.

If you are organizing buses or can offer any kind of transportation to DC, please post the details on our ride board ASAP. (Click here for tips on organizing buses.)

We also have a housing board and info on affordable lodging in the DC area.

Visit for further resources and updates on the January 27-29 mobilization. Together we can end this war!

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