Help organize a bus to Ft. Meade for June 1st! Protest for Army WikiLeaks whistle-blower Bradley Manning!
June 1st will mark the beginning of Bradley Manning’s fourth year in prison and the start of his trial. The June 1st Ft. Meade protest for Bradley Manning, co-sponsored by Veterans for Peace and the Bradley Manning Support Network, will be the largest action of our campaign! We are calling for people everywhere to stand up for the Army whistle-blower who risked everything to give the public real facts about our government’s wars in the middle east and foreign policy worldwide. We’ll charter buses from both neighboring Washington D.C. and Baltimore, but we need activists in other cities to organize buses of their own. We can’t book buses, manage ticket sales or arrange housing for supporters from every city that wishes to attend. However, we will provide grants to help:
- Organize a bus with 40 or more people to attend the event on June 1st, and we’ll subsidize the trip in the amount of $500.
- Organize a van of 10 or more people, and we’ll subsidize the trip in the amount of $150.
You can find information on chartering buses on this website, though some local companies may be willing to offer better deals to non-profit causes. There are a number of online crowdfunding websites which could help in selling tickets, but most of them charge a small fee for their services. Asking local organizations to co-sponsor the bus may be a helpful option for funding the bus and/or selling tickets. (Here are a few organizations you can ask.)
Once a commitment has been made to booking a vehicle and a driver, we’ll do what we can to promote the details to other Bradley Manning supporters in your area so they’ll be able to join your “Bus for Bradley.” Please contact [email protected] with additional questions or if you intend to organize a group to come join us in June.
Thank you for supporting Bradley Manning!