Lansing Peace Activists Organize Bus Trip for Oct. 2 National March on Washington

The Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing is heeding the call to march on Washington, D.C. on October 2, 2010, for jobs, justice, and peace.  In a Labor Day kick off, the Peace Education Center announced it is organizing a bus to go from mid-Michigan to Washington for the “One Nation Working Together” national march.  The peace organization is inviting local citizens from all backgrounds to take the bus to a national rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

“In mid-Michigan, the Peace Education Center will be partners in the One Nation Working Together coalition,” according to Melissa Osborn, co-chair of the Peace Education Center. “Our bus leaving on Oct. 1st will be filled with people representing environmentalists, peace groups, civil rights, women’s and LGBTQI groups, faith groups, students, unions, teachers, and many more.  We also expect members of the Michigan Peace Network to join us on the bus for this historic march.”

Mid-Michigan citizens who are interested in riding the PEC-sponsored bus to Washington, D.C. can contact the Peace Education at 517-515-5634 or by email message to  The Peace Education Center is asking $50 per rider to defray the transportation costs.  Limited scholarship seats will be available for students, unemployed residents, and low or minimum wage workers.  Donations will be accepted from people who are unable to go on the bus trip but are willing to sponsor a rider.

The bus will leave from East Lansing at 8 p.m. Friday, October 1, 2010.  The bus will arrive in Washington, D.C. on Saturday morning, Oct. 2, for the march.  The bus will leave Washington that evening and arrive back in East Lansing on Sunday morning, Oct. 3, 2010.

To secure your seat on the bus, or if you would like to make a donation to sponsor a rider, please send a check or money order to “Peace Education Center” at this address:

Peace Education Center

855 Grove Street

East Lansing, MI  48823

Please provide you name, address, phone number, and email address.  Anyone under the age of  18 must have a parent’s written permission to take the bus to Washington. Please contact the PEC for a release form for minors.

You may also pay by credit card on the Peace Education Center web site here by clicking the “Donate” button at the top of the page (on right) and mark/designate your donation “Bus.”  Please add $2 service charge to the credit card order or donation.

Tom Rico blogs under the name "Rico Thomas Rico" and he is that rare combination of blogger, activist, hockey player, and ailurophile. He hails originally from Saginaw, Michigan USA and currently works out of Lansing. Tom is the current co-chair of the Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing and is active with Mid-Michigan Democracy for America (MMDFA).

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