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post #41 of 104
Thanks for the photo links.

I suspect dh and older dd will either stay home or browse DC while I attend the march with the baby.
post #42 of 104
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Marilyn Milos will be in Washington DC. NOCIRC is hosting a buffet dinner and reception Saturday evening, March 31st. The cost for the buffet dinner is $25 per plate. Everyone is invited to attend.
Does one have to preregister for the dinner? If so, how do you do that?
post #43 of 104
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Anyone know if there certain dates/times when it would be most important to have the biggest show of people? We've done demos as a family before (for another of our other causes), but with a 3 yr old, we can't do more than a couple hrs a day.
The marches are planed for Friday and Sunday at 6pm. Both marches will start at the West Lawn of the US Capitol and go to Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. The distance from the US Capitol to Lafayette Park is between a mile and a quarter and a mile and a half.

March 30th - 10th anniversary of the FGM law
Gather on the West Lawn of the US Capitol
March to Lafayette Park at 6pm

April 1st - First day of Child Abuse Prevention Month
Gather on the West Lawn of the US Capitol
March to Lafayette Park at 6pm

In addition to the marches we will be on the West Lawn of the Capital distributing literature and talking with tourists from 9 in the morning until 5 or 6 in the afternoon each day from March 29th through April 3rd. Hundreds of high school students visit the US Capital each day. You could stop by the West Lawn for a few hours anytime on those days.

There will probably be more intactivists on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday is the anniversary of the FGM bill and the weekend is easier for people to travel. Because the US Capitol is not open for tours on Sunday there are fewer tourists than the other days, but there are still lots of people.

The plans for the marches changed because there is a construction project at the Ellipse.

Jeff
post #44 of 104
Thanks so much for this info, Jeff, will get it out to my peeps.
Baybee
post #45 of 104
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Does one have to preregister for the dinner? If so, how do you do that?
Yes, it would be best to preregister for the dinner so they know how many people will attend.

You can either mail a check for $25 per plate to NOCIRC at:

NOCIRC
PO Box 2512
San Anselmo, CA 94979-2512

or you can pay $26 per plate via PayPal using the link is on the www.nocirc.org website. The extra dollar using PayPal is to cover the transfer fee.

Please be sure to indicate that the payment is for the GIAW dinner.

Jeff
post #46 of 104
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Pittsburgh's about 2 hours away from where I'll be living, though. I can't afford to pay to park my car there for a few days. Thanks for the tip, though. I'll keep it in mind if I think there's any chance in heck that my mom will support this and haul me the 2 hrs to Pitt.

I'm also tryingto figure out how I'd fill my weekend. I'd be all by myself! I love having alone time, but eek.
My suggestion is to contact your nearest NOCIRC Director - Click here and ask if they or anyone they know are going to the demo weekend and ask if you can ride with them. My old college days were all about ride-sharing
post #47 of 104
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Hotel info

Just wanted to share some more hotel info. We are going to stay at the Comfort Inn in College Park, MD. The hotel where the reception is, is full for that weekend However, the Comfort Inn is within walking distance of the reception and only about $93 per night
post #48 of 104
Wish I could go, but I already spent all my intactivist money going to Seattle in August. Why weren't more of you there????!!!! Anyway, I'm glad you're going to DC.
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post #50 of 104
I really want to go, but it seems that DH spent a lot of money that I didn't know about. Not a happy camper right now. :
post #51 of 104
We're going to try to go (currently working on convincing dh that a late winter vacation to DC will be fun and warmer! ) Great photos! If we go I want to rig up our wagon with signs like one of the ppl in the photo did
post #52 of 104
Oh wow! We live about 1 1/2 away from DC. We are moving on Saturday or Sunday. (hoping for saturday now) and I would LOVE to be there both Fri and Sunday! Waiting for DH to call me back!
post #53 of 104
We will be going Friday. Not sure we about the march though, I will have dd(4) and ds(1) with me
Erin
post #54 of 104
Is it helpful if we could only make it for the weekend? Will any Texas mamas be there?
post #55 of 104
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Is it helpful if we could only make it for the weekend? Will any Texas mamas be there?
Im from Central Texas, and we will try our best to make it
post #56 of 104
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Do any of you bring your (young) kids? I really want to go to this, but I don't think I could bring myself to travel all the way to DC w/o ds.
I'll be bringing DD3 (11 months then) and DS (just over 1 month then). I'm probably going to go on Friday during the day. We only live an hour from DC. Might get my mom to go with me since she's off on Fridays, 'cause it'll be interesting trying to get in and out of downtown DC by myself with two babies.
post #57 of 104
I'm just wondering if some of you belong to a MDC "Tribe" for the Wash DC area?
It would be great to let other parents know about this historic event and get
lots of locals out. I've heard that there will be a Quebec documentary film crew there on Saturday filming. There is so much press hanging around Wash DC all the time---I'm envisioning a lot of education on the whole subject of the bogus excuses for continuing circ. Some of the brightest and best speakers on this subject will be there.
post #58 of 104
i posted on my local tribe. most of us are within spitting distance of DC
post #59 of 104
Sure - we are always up for a sit on the capitol lawn....and for a good cause, all the better.
post #60 of 104
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