About

This march is being organized by a few us here at OWS. We are communicating with a lot of different working groups, but are recognizing ourselves as part of Mobile Occupation, along with the bus tour, a sub group of Movement Building. We are planning a walking march from Liberty Square in NYC to McPherson Square in Washington D.C. Our aim is to leave Liberty Square on November 9, 2011 and reach D.C. by November 23 to protest retaining the Bush tax cuts for the rich. On the 23rd the super committee will be meeting and this committee has the power to stop these cuts for the wealthy! There will be 2 trillion dollars in revenues saved if the Bush tax cuts are allowed to expire.Some  personal incomes of the Super Committee members fall in the 1% therefore it is easy for them to make decisions that affect the 99% as they themselves are not affected by those decisions. The Super Committee may simply extend their deadline (as is often the case), but either way we want to be there to fight for the 99% with Occupy DC!

A major draw for this march is for other people to get on board and start walking; especially outreach to rural communities. Whether for an hour, a day, or the full two weeks, we feel it’s imperative for OWS to respect the historical significance of long distance marches to support, promote, and encourage economic and human equality. We will march on average 20 miles a day from 9am to 5pm (banker hours) and hold nightly GA’s and/or discussions at 7pm in each town where we camp. We will be spending our two “days off” at Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore. We are also hoping that a few people from these occupations will join us in the march to the White House and Occupy DC.

Additionally, we hope to, as much as possible, coordinate with OWS and other occupations on planned actions, specifically on Nov 11 and Nov 17. We can do a lot from the road! Additionally, It would be beneficial if a medic(s)(update-we just got one!) and a drummer(s) could join us! Although our preparations will include a crash course with the medical team so we can be prepared for the unexpected as we will be marching unsponsored. Lastly, due to the nature of this march, it is important that each participant understand their personal health and physical condition and feel comfortable walking this distance without a support vehicle or excessive funding. We were given $3,000 by the GA for this march which will be spent mostly on gear, food, media, and as a fund for transportation back to OWS and/or an emergency situation. We do have a medic walking with us! If you would like to support in any way (we are still looking for a few camp spots) send us an email at: owsmarch2dc@yahoo.com

After Nov 23 people can do what ever they choose: stay in DC, return to OWS, or plan another march to further occupied cities. We should have some money to help with transportation costs back to where people came from if they so prefer. This march is to take OWS on the road using nothing more than our feet to spread the word along highways and rural communities. Some of us walking have been at OWS since the beginning and others have joined OWS in the last few weeks. We all have gathered a variety of skills and knowledge (facilitation, principles of solidarity consolidation, media, movement building, comfort, PR, Medical, and SIS for starters) that we can share with these other occupations if needed.

We are formally inviting all of you to join this march. If you cannot march please help to send us off this Wednesday at noon. We will be taking the New York Waterway/Hudson Ferry just south of Liberty Square.

 

Our route is as follows:

11/9/11:    Liberty Square to Elizabeth, NJ

11/10/11:  Elizabeth, NJ to New Brunswick, NJ

11/11/11:  New Brunswick, NJ to Occupy Trenton, NJ

11/12/11:  Occupy Trenton, NJ to Andalusia, PA

11/13/11:  Andalusia, PA to Occupy Philly

11/14/11: DAY OFF AT OCCUPY PHILLY

11/15/11: Occupy Philly to Wilmington, DE

11/16/11: Wilmington, DE to Newark, DE

11/17/11: Newark, DE to Rising Sun, MD

11/18/11: Rising Sun, MD to Bel Air, MD

11/19/11: Bel Air, MD to Occupy Baltimore

11/20/11: DAY OFF AT OCCUPY BALTIMORE

11/21/11: Occupy Baltimore to Laurel, MD

11/22/11: Laurel, MD to Occupy DC

11/23/11: Occupy DC to The White House for Super Committee meeting

 

Here are our specific directions:

marker_greenA.png Zuccotti Park

Broadway & Liberty Street

New York

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  1. Head northwest on Liberty St toward Trinity Pl transparent.png
    180 ft
  2. Turn right onto Trinity Pl transparent.png
    285 ft
  3. Continue onto Church St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  4. Turn left onto Vesey St

Take the stairs

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    0.4 mi
  5. Turn left onto North End Ave transparent.png
    56 ft
  6. Turn right transparent.png
    433 ft
  7. Take the New York Waterway/Hudson River Ferry to Grand Street  
    1.5 mi
  8. Continue straight onto Henderson St/Luis Munoz Marin Blvd transparent.png
    49 ft
  9. Continue onto Marin Blvd transparent.png
    0.3 mi
  10. Turn left onto Grand St transparent.png
    1.4 mi
  11. Turn right onto Communipaw Ave/County Rd 612 transparent.png
    1.2 mi
  12. Slight left to stay on Communipaw Ave/County Rd 612 transparent.png
    472 ft
  13. Continue onto US-9 Truck N/US-1 Truck N transparent.png
    1.9 mi
  14. Continue onto Raymond Blvd transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  15. Continue onto Ferry St transparent.png
    1.5 mi
  16. Turn right to stay on Ferry St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  17. Turn left onto Van Buren St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  18. Turn right onto Elm St transparent.png
    0.6 mi
  19. Turn left onto NJ-21 S transparent.png
    0.6 mi
  20. Turn right onto Parkhurst St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  21. Slight left onto Sherman Ave transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  22. Slight left onto Frelinghuysen Ave transparent.png
    2.6 mi
  23. Continue onto Newark Ave transparent.png
    1.0 mi
  24. Continue onto N Broad St transparent.png
    0.7 mi
  25. Turn left onto E Jersey St transparent.png
    0.2 mi

15.4 mi – about 4 hours 35 mins

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  26. Head northwest on E Jersey St toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd transparent.png
    52 ft
  27. Turn left onto Martin Luther King Jr Blvd transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  28. Turn right onto Elizabeth Ave transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  29. Continue onto Rahway Ave transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  30. Turn left onto Dehart Pl transparent.png
    400 ft
  31. Dehart Pl turns right and becomes Fay Ave transparent.png
    0.7 mi
  32. Continue onto E Elizabeth Ave/State Route 514

Continue to follow E Elizabeth Ave

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    3.8 mi
  33. Turn left onto Irving St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  34. Turn right onto Broad St transparent.png
    0.4 mi
  35. Turn right onto W Hazelwood Ave transparent.png
    459 ft
  36. Turn left onto Jaques Ave transparent.png
    0.6 mi
  37. Turn left onto St Georges Ave transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  38. Slight right onto NJ-27/Lincoln Ave

Continue to follow NJ-27

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    5.4 mi
  39. Continue onto County Rd 531 N/Middlesex Ave

Continue to follow Middlesex Ave

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    0.6 mi
  40. Turn left onto Bridge St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  41. Turn right onto NJ-27 S/Middlesex Ave

Continue to follow NJ-27 S

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    4.2 mi
  42. Slight left onto Raritan Ave transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  43. Continue onto Albany St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  44. Turn left onto County Route 527 S transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  45. Turn right onto Livingston Ave transparent.png
    0.7 mi
  46. Turn right onto Delavan St transparent.png
    72 ft

18.4 mi – about 6 hours 6 mins

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  47. Head southeast on Delavan St toward Livingston Ave transparent.png
    72 ft
  48. Turn right onto Livingston Ave transparent.png
    1.9 mi
  49. Turn right onto Co Rd 680/How Ln transparent.png
    0.3 mi
  50. Turn left onto Jersey Ave transparent.png
    1.3 mi
  51. Turn right onto Orchard St transparent.png
    210 ft
  52. Turn left onto Arlington Ave  
    0.2 mi
  53. Turn right onto Co Rd 608/Cozzens Ln

Continue to follow Cozzens Ln

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    0.3 mi
  54. Turn left onto Hartland Commons transparent.png
    1.2 mi
  55. Turn left onto Aaron Rd transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  56. Turn right onto US-1 S transparent.png
    8.9 mi
  57. Take the pedestrian overpass transparent.png
    6.5 mi
  58. Turn left onto Bakers Basin Rd transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  59. Turn right onto Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail transparent.png
    2.2 mi
  60. Turn right toward Whitehead Rd  
    187 ft
  61. Turn left onto Whitehead Rd transparent.png
    0.9 mi
  62. Continue onto E State St transparent.png
    1.3 mi
  63. Turn left onto Chambers St transparent.png
    0.5 mi

25.8 mi – about 8 hours 27 mins

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  64. Head west on Hamilton Ave toward Franklin St transparent.png
    0.9 mi
  65. Turn right onto S Broad St transparent.png
    190 ft
  66. Turn left onto Ferry St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  67. Slight right onto Bridge St transparent.png
    276 ft
  68. Turn right to stay on Bridge St transparent.png
    272 ft
  69. Turn left to stay on Bridge St transparent.png
    246 ft
  70. Keep right at the fork

Entering Pennsylvania

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    1.4 mi
  71. Slight right onto PA-32 S/W Bridge St transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  72. Continue onto US-1 BUS S transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  73. Slight left onto US-1 BUS transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  74. Turn left to stay on US-1 BUS transparent.png
    1.0 mi
  75. Turn left onto Arleans Ave transparent.png
    0.3 mi
  76. Turn right onto Trenton Rd transparent.png
    5.3 mi
  77. Continue onto PA-513 S/Hulmeville Rd transparent.png
    5.3 mi
  78. Turn right onto Bristol Pike transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  79. Slight left onto US-13 N/Bristol Pike transparent.png
    0.6 mi
  80. Turn right onto Ellwood Ave transparent.png
    0.1 mi

17.0 mi – about 5 hours 37 mins

marker_greenE.png Andalusia

Bensalem, PA

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  81. Head southeast on Ellwood Ave toward US-13 N/Bristol Pike transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  82. Turn right onto US-13 S/Bristol Pike

Continue to follow US-13 S

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    3.2 mi
  83. Turn left onto Ashburner St transparent.png
    344 ft
  84. Turn right onto Walker St transparent.png
    256 ft
  85. Continue onto Enfield Ave  
    0.1 mi
  86. Turn right to stay on Enfield Ave transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  87. Turn right onto Torresdale Ave transparent.png
    3.1 mi
  88. Turn left onto Harbison Ave transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  89. Continue onto Aramingo Ave transparent.png
    3.8 mi
  90. Slight right to stay on Aramingo Ave transparent.png
    0.4 mi
  91. Continue onto N Delaware Ave transparent.png
    1.1 mi
  92. Continue onto N Columbus Blvd transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  93. Turn right onto Race St transparent.png
    0.4 mi
  94. Turn left onto N 5th St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  95. Turn right toward Market St transparent.png
    115 ft
  96. Turn left toward Market St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  97. Turn right onto Market St transparent.png
    0.7 mi
  98. Turn left onto E Penn Square/State Route 611 transparent.png
    0.1 mi

14.2 mi – about 4 hours 44 mins

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  99. Head east on S Penn Square/State Route 611 toward Avenue Of The Arts transparent.png
    118 ft
  100. Sharp right onto Avenue Of The Arts/S Broad St

Continue to follow S Broad St

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    2.4 mi
  101. Turn right onto W Moyamensing Ave transparent.png
    0.6 mi
  102. Continue onto Penrose Ave transparent.png
    2.7 mi
  103. Continue onto PA-291 W transparent.png
    1.2 mi
  104. Turn right  
    0.2 mi
  105. Turn right toward Industrial Hwy  
    0.2 mi
  106. Slight right toward Industrial Hwy transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  107. Turn right toward Industrial Hwy transparent.png
    164 ft
  108. Slight left onto Industrial Hwy transparent.png
    0.8 mi
  109. Continue onto Bartram Ave/S Governor Printz Blvd  
    0.3 mi
  110. Turn left onto Scott Way transparent.png
    43 ft
  111. Turn right onto PA-291 E/S Governor Printz Blvd/Stevens Dr

Continue to follow PA-291 E

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    8.2 mi
  112. Continue straight onto Price St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  113. Turn left onto US-13 S/Post Rd

Continue to follow US-13 S

Entering Delaware

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    3.2 mi
  114. Continue onto Victory Hwy transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  115. Continue onto US-13 BUS S/Philadelphia Pike

Continue to follow US-13 BUS S

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    6.1 mi

26.8 mi – about 8 hours 52 mins

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  116. Head southwest on N King St toward E 10th St transparent.png
    0.6 mi
  117. Turn right onto E Front St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  118. Continue onto Martin Luther King Blvd transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  119. Turn left onto DE-4 W/Maryland Ave

Continue to follow DE-4 W

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    3.0 mi
  120. Slight left onto DE-4 E/E Market St

Continue to follow DE-4 E

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    2.6 mi
  121. Turn right onto Telegraph Rd transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  122. Slight left to stay on Telegraph Rd transparent.png
    0.4 mi
  123. Continue onto Old Capitol Trail transparent.png
    0.9 mi
  124. Turn left onto DE-2 E/Kirkwood Hwy transparent.png
    3.3 mi
  125. Turn right onto E Cleveland Ave transparent.png
    59 ft
  126. Turn left onto Capitol Trail transparent.png
    371 ft
  127. Continue onto E Main St transparent.png
    0.7 mi

12.7 mi – about 4 hours 12 mins

marker_greenH.png Newark, DE transparent.png
  128. Head west on E Main St/State Rd 2 Bus toward S College Ave

Continue to follow E Main St

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    0.9 mi
  129. Continue onto DE-273 W/Nottingham Rd transparent.png
    1.3 mi
  130. Continue onto MD-273 W/Telegraph Rd

Entering Maryland

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    10.3 mi
  131. Keep left at the fork

Continue to follow MD-273 W

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    5.5 mi
  132. At the traffic circle, continue straight onto MD-273 W/Rising Sun Rd transparent.png
    0.8 mi
  133. Slight left onto US-1 S/Conowingo Rd transparent.png
    16.4 mi
  134. Slight left onto US-1 N/Conowingo Rd

Continue to follow US-1 N

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    1.5 mi
  135. Turn left onto US-1 BUS S/Conowingo Rd

Continue to follow US-1 BUS S

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    1.8 mi
  136. Continue onto N Hickory Ave transparent.png
    0.4 mi
  137. Turn right onto Courtland Pl transparent.png
    367 ft

39.0 mi – about 13 hours 4 mins

marker_greenI.png Bel Air, MD  
  138. Head southwest on Courtland Pl toward S Main St  
    135 ft
  139. Turn left onto S Main St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  140. Turn right onto Fulford Ave transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  141. Slight right onto US-1 BUS S/Baltimore Pike transparent.png
    2.5 mi
  142. Continue onto MD-147 S/Harford Rd

Continue to follow Harford Rd

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    19.5 mi
  143. Continue onto Ensor St transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  144. Continue onto Hillen St transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  145. Turn left onto Guilford Ave transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  146. Turn right onto E Fayette St transparent.png
    328 ft

23.3 mi – about 7 hours 48 mins

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  147. Head west on E Fayette St toward N Calvert St transparent.png
    52 ft
  148. Turn left onto N Calvert St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  149. Turn right onto Water St transparent.png
    459 ft
  150. Turn left onto Light St transparent.png
    75 ft
  151. Turn right onto E Lombard St transparent.png
    0.5 mi
  152. Turn left onto S Paca St transparent.png
    0.1 mi
  153. Turn right onto Washington Blvd transparent.png
    6.0 mi
  154. Slight right onto US-1 S/Washington Blvd transparent.png
    5.9 mi
  155. Slight right to stay on US-1 S/Washington Blvd transparent.png
    2.5 mi
  156. Slight right to stay on US-1 S/Washington Blvd transparent.png
    3.7 mi
  157. Turn left onto Talbott Ave transparent.png
    131 ft
  158. Sharp right transparent.png
    85 ft

18.9 mi – about 6 hours 30 mins

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  159. Head west toward Washington Blvd transparent.png
    121 ft
  160. Continue straight onto Washington Blvd transparent.png
    0.4 mi
  161. Continue onto US-1 N/Baltimore Ave transparent.png
    1.3 mi
  162. Slight right onto US-1 S/Baltimore Ave

Continue to follow US-1 S

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    11.5 mi
  163. At the traffic circle, take the 5th exit onto Rhode Island Ave

Entering District of Columbia

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    4.1 mi
  164. At the traffic circle, exit onto Vermont Ave NW transparent.png
    0.3 mi
  165. At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit onto 14th St NW transparent.png
    328 ft
  166. Turn right onto Vermont Ave NW transparent.png
    0.2 mi
  167. Slight right at K St NW

Destination will be on the right

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    249 ft

18.1 mi – about 6 hours 5 mins

marker_greenL.png McPherson Square

Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20005


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