Proposed Essentials for Attending the DC March September 24th, 2005

Here's a suggested list of what to bring to the DC March:

The weather report says "A FEW SHOWERS". BRING PONCHO AND/OR UMBRELLA. I would avoid flipflops.

WATER (plenty)
food (possibly can't buy it anywhere close)
money (in case you CAN buy a hotdog or tofudog)
HAT
sunscreen (just because it's cloudy when you get up doesn't mean you won't burn); longsleeve shirt
bandanna (RED: Chuck Wyrostok reminds me that this was the identifying item worn by miners at Blair Mountain, and as Julian Martin notes, probably the origin of the expression Redneck. BRING IT & WEAR IT!)
handwipes
coins for phone
tissues
medication (legal)
portable seat (this could be a LONG march)
cell phone (NOTE: These may not work in DC, some say)
WV PATRIOTS FOR PEACE T-SHIRTS - color bright goldenrod!! Or some other type of WV identifying item such as ballcap, burned couch (if you're from WVU)
cell phone list for your local coordinators
handouts you want to hand out
signup sheets
Big ol' flag on big ol' pole (WV, WVU, Marshall, Concord etc)
map of DC
camera and film

CONTACTS:

In Charleston:

For general information, contact Richard Martin at patriots.news@verizon.net. For rideshare in Charleston, contact John Doyle jwildo@juno.com.

For information on housing in the DC area, contact Bob Wilson singingplow@igc.org.

Other local contacts around the state:

Harrison County - Jerry McKeen jermckeen@aol.com
Hinton - Vickey Bell vickeybell@citynet.net
Huntington - Maura Conway conway1@marshall.edu
Lewisburg/Beckley - Richard Dulee rdulee@verizon.net or 304.445.7667
Morgantown - Chris Chapman dean_voter@yahoo.com or 304-692-4519
Parkersburg - Rhonda McNamara rhondamcnamara12@peoplepc.com
Princeton - Steve Paesani spaesani@charter.net or 304.425.3742
Roane/Calhoun Counties - Chuck Wyrostock wyro@appalight.com or 304.927.2978
Shepherdstown - Margaret Bryant-Gainer maggie@wvpeace.org or 304.876.1176

West Virginia Patriots for Peace
For more information, email patriots.news@verizon.net, or call 304.988.1717