Join us for two miles or the whole relay journey from West Virginia to Washington, D.C. starting on Wednesday, October 20th and arriving in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 22nd.

West Virginians will start the relay with a caravan on Wednesday, October 20th, the relay continues by foot and bike on Thursday, October 21st and arrives at the U.S. Capitol to culminate in a rally on Saturday, October 23rd.

Participate as an individual or as a team, sign up now.

Relayers can walk a few miles, or bike the whole ~70 mile route along the beautiful C&O canal historic park trailpath, or participants may chose just to join the Saturday rally at the end. Relay legs and days are below.

Thursday morning we’ll start out on foot and bike from Harpers Ferry, but the bulk of the Thursday route is by bike. We’ll gather all together at the starting line, again at a late morning Press event in Point of Rocks and at the end of day at Glen Echo Park.  Friday, Oct 22nd is an ideal day for walkers who want spend a couple hours or the afternoon closer to DC. Relayers can help build momentum for change by pledging to drive a certain number of calls into the Senate, get friends and family to phonebank shifts to support the Freedom to Vote Act or write letters to the editor. Your friends and family will be happy to support you, and more likely to take action than if we asked them to!
Snacks and water will be provided along the route. Relayers are responsible for their own food and lodging if you are staying multiple days. After you sign up, visit our store to order your relay t-shirt for pickup at the starting line!

 

Day Time Leg Miles Est. Walking Time Mode of Transit
Thursday 10/21 8:45 Event: Harpers Ferry Kickoff n/a n/a All Participants: By Bike/Car/Bus
Thursday 10/21 9:15 Harper’s Ferry to Brunswick, MD 6.8 miles 2h14min Foot/Bike
Thursday 10/21 9:55 Brunswick, MD to Point of Rocks 7.3 miles 2h21min Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 12:00 noon Event: Point of Rocks Baton Handoff & Press Conference n/a n/a All Participants: By Bike/Car/Bus/ Event is Wheelchair accessible
Thursday 10/21 1:00:00 PM Point of Rocks to Noland’s Ferry 4.1 miles n/a Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 1:25 Noland’s Ferry to Monocacy Aqueduct 2.5 miles n/a Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 1:45 Monocacy Aqueduct to White’s Ferry 9.6 miles n/a Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 2:35 White’s Ferry to Sycamore Landing 8.7 miles n/a Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 3:30 Sycamore Landing to Seneca Creek Aqueduct 8.5 miles n/a Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 4:05 Seneca Creek Aqueduct to Lock 21 6.2 miles n/a Bike Only
Thursday 10/21 4:00/4:50 Lock 21 to Angler’s Access 4.5 miles n/a Run/Bike
Thursday 10/21 3:35/4:55/5:25 Angler’s Access to Glen Echo Park 3.2 miles 1 hr Walk/Run/Bike
Thursday 10/21 5:35/5:45/5:55 End of Day Event @ Glen Echo Park, MD n/a n/a All Participants: By Foot/Bike/Car/Bus/Wheelchair accessible
Friday 10/22 1pm Glen Echo Park to Neal Potter Plaza (Steep) 2.6 miles 1hr Foot/Bike
Friday 10/22 2pm Neal Potter Plaza to American University 2 miles 1hr Foot/Bike/ Wheelchair
Friday 10/22 Mid-afternoon Break near American University n/a n/a All Participants: By Foot/Bike/Car/Bus/Wheelchair accessible
Friday 10/22 ~3pm American University to U St. NW, Washington, DC 4.1 miles 2 hrs Foot/Bike
Friday, 10/22 ~5pm End of Day Shindig @ Ben’s Chili Bowl n/a n/a All Participants: By Bike/Car/Bus
Saturday, 10/23 11:30 AM Event: Rally near the U.S. Capitol n/a n/a Foot/Bike/ Wheelchair

 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Conveners

Partners

Endorsers

Endorsers

Absolute Justice Now
Alabama Black Women’s Roundtable
All Souls Church
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO
Black by God
Black Voters Matter
Blue Wave Postcard Movement
Build Back Better USA
Carolina for All
Center for Common Ground
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Clean Elections Texas
Clean Water Action
Climate Hawks Vote
CWA
Daily Kos
DC Sparkle Squad
DC Vote
DemCast USA
Democracy 21
Diversity Matters
DoTheMostGood MoCo MD
Drum Majors for Change
ERA Coalition
Everyone Votes Maryland
Face the Music Collective
Fair Elections for New York
Faithful Democracy
For the People - Maryland
Franciscan Action Network
GA Coalition for the People's Agenda
Georgia Coalition of the People's Agenda - Coastal Georgia
Greenpeace USA
HAZMAT America
Indivisible: Narberth and Beyond
Indivisible Waterfront
League of Women Voters USA
League of Women Voters of Arlington, VA
League of Women Voters of Maryland
Let NY Vote
March On
March On Harrisburg
Maryland LCV
Maryland NOW
Maryland WISE Women
Missouri Voter Protection Coalition
MLK Community Garden
MoCo WoMen
Movement Labs
Moving Us Forward, Inc.
National Action Network
National Children's Campaign
National Coalition Delegation
National Voter Corps
Future Coalition
NextGen America
New American Leaders
NOPE
Our Maryland
Our Revolution
Progressive Democrats of America
Public Citizen
Secure Elections Network
SEIU
Service Employees International
Sierra Club
Silver Spring Progressive Action
Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood NY Office of Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation
State Voices
Students Against Voter Suppression
Sunrise Movement WV
Supermajority
The Outrage
Union of Reform Judaism
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice
Vigil for Democracy
Voter Participation Center
When We All Vote
Women of Color Coalition
Women's March
WV Citizen Action Group/WV Citizens for Clean Elections

ABOUT THE FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT

The Freedom to Vote Act is a transformational bill that will realize the promise of our democracy by getting big money out of politics, giving people of average means the ability to run for office, ensuring our freedom to vote, protecting our elections from attack and subversion, and guaranteeing that congressional districts are drawn to give fair representation for all. Learn more here.

CONTACT

We’re here to help! Simply email takeaction@dfadcoalition.org