Frontline communities in Appalachia – and across the country – are being used as bargaining chips in a deal with Sen. Manchin aimed at fast tracking fossil fuel projects. This is unacceptable. But the resistance is organized and ready to bring the fight to DC!
Join us for a major rally on Thursday September 8th outside the U.S. Capitol to demand that Members of Congress stop Manchin’s dirty deal. No matter where you’re from, we need you in this fight.
The main rally will be Thursday September 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the Taft Memorial, near the intersection of Constitution Ave NW and New Jersey Ave NW.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring? What should I not bring?
- Water and snacks
- Sunscreen, bug spray, or any other items you would need to be comfortable standing for two hours on a hot September evening in DC.
- Metro card
- Money for transportation, food, etc
- Backpack or purse
- Any art or signs you want to use at the rally.
Do not bring:
- Do not bring any weapons, alcohol, controlled substances, or illegal drugs.
- While marijuana is legal in DC, it is still illegal on federal grounds, including all of the parks around Capitol Hill.
Is the event accessible?
Yes, the rally will be in a grass park and the location is ADA accessible. There will also be ASL and Spanish translation services provided.
What are the COVID protocols?
People riding on charter buses must wear a mask and show proof of COVID vaccination (physical card or a photo of your card) in order to board the bus. A mask and proof of COVID vaccination is also required for indoor activities, including lobby meetings. Please make every effort to test yourself before the event, wear a mask while traveling, and do not attend if you have any symptoms.
How can I get to DC? Are there buses?
Carpools: To find or arrange a carpool, please visit this site: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/8zxjp9
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Bus: Most buses arrive to DC at Union Station, which is just a few blocks from the Capitol. Mega Bus, Greyhound, Best Bus, Peter Pan, and Virginia Breeze all have service to and from DC.
Train: Train service to DC is available from most major cities, and all trains arrive at Union Station. Check the Amtrak website for schedules and routes.
How do I get around DC?
Trains and buses operated by DC Metro connect all four quadrants of DC along with suburban Virginia and Maryland. Here’s a map of train and bus stops.
Union Station (red line) is the closest stop to rally location at the Capitol. Federal Center and Capitol South (orange, blue, silver lines) are also close by on the south side of the Capitol.
Parking: Union Station is the closest, and relatively inexpensive, parking facility to the rally. If you’re driving to DC, here are a few resources to find parking.
Where can I stay in DC?
All of the free group housing options in DC (like church basements) are unavailable due to COVID. We put together this list to make your arrangements a bit easier. These are all independent services, so you are responsible for using your best judgment when booking and interacting with businesses or hosts.
Hotels: there are lots of hotels in and around DC!
Do I need to participate in lobby meetings?
No, lobby meetings are optional. We are prioritizing frontline community members and people who are directly impacted by the MVP and other fossil fuel projects. There is also a need for constituents, advocates and knowledgeable supporters to participate as well. Please indicate interest on the sign-up form.
Will the rally be livestreamed?
Yes, the event will be livestreamed. Details will be sent out in reminder emails and posted here when available.
What if I can’t join the rally in DC?
Tell your Members of Congress to oppose the dirty deal! Call and write their offices, and spread the word online. Here is a blog post with resources to support the campaign if you cant make it to DC.