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March 15, 2003

Emergency Convergence on the White House Against the US War on Iraq - Washington, DC - March 15

On March 15, there will be an Emergency Convergence on the White House in Washington DC. In the coming days, we will see whether the Bush administration intends to defy the will of the people and plunge ahead with his criminal war plans. Everyone recognizes that it is critical that the movement maintain momentum and visibility as a means to further ignite grassroots opposition everywhere. At the White House convergence on March 15, thousands of people will demand No War on Iraq. They will also call for George Bush to be impeached for crimes committed in planning and executing war abroad and assaulting constitutionally protected civil rights and civil liberties at home.

Belle Mead / H'Boro / Somerset County | Burlington | Cape May / Shore Mall / Woodstown  | Cherry Hill | FinesvilleHackensack / Newark / New Brunswick  | Jersey City | Kenvil | Lincroft  | Monmouth  | Montclair | New BrunswickNewton / Hackettstown | Paramus  | Philadelphia | Princeton |

Info at ANSWER Site might not be here yet - so click here!

Belle Mead / Hillsborough / Somerset County

SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE US WAR ON IRAQ! is supporting the call from ANSWER Coalition to surround the presidential palace (White House) on March 15 an Emergency Convergence Against the US War on Iraq!  SPEAK OUT! Will have seats for $30 subsidies possibly available donations from those who can not go are welcome. 
 The departure time is 7 am, with a  9 - 10 pm return.  The departure point is the PARK AND RIDE on Amwell Road in Hillsborough (across the street from the Post Office).  From 206 Somerville Circle - go south on 206 and make right on Amwell and from Princeton - 206 N , make left on Amwell Road.  Short distance on left side is the PARK AND RIDE.  It is located just a couple of blocks from the Hillsborough weekly anti-war demonstration / vigil site.

Checks can be payable to SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE US WAR ON IRAQ! and mailed to me at PO Box 1214, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  Cash is welcome if you figure out a way to get it to me.  You can call me at 908-281-7873 with any questions.  Please send me an e-mail or call me if you mailed a check and to check on seat availability.  As always the sooner you reserve the better it will be to see if there is potential for more transportation.  There usually are no buses from Somerset as we usually hop buses from other locations so hopefully this can set a precedent!  Call 908-281-7873 /

From Burlington:
Moorestown Friends School

Peter Larson at or (609)387-7551

Cape May / Shore Mall, Pleasantville  / Woodstown

The Coalition will send a bus to the 3/15 demo in DC (details below). Cost will be 25.00 pp, or 18.00 for student/senior/fixed income. Bus will leave from the following points:

ACME shopping center, Cape May Court House, Cape May County, 7:00 AM
Shore  Mall, Pleasantville, Atlantic County - behind Value City; 7:30 AM
Woodstown Acme, Woodstown, Salem County: 8:15 AM

Please email me to hold your seats and then please mail a check or credit card number to:
CPJ 321 Barr Ave, Linwood NJ 08221. You can also drop off cash or checks at my house or call me with your card number.
contact Norman Cohen: COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE, 321 BARR AVE, LINWOOD NJ 08221, 609-601-8583/8537;   http://www.coalitionforpeaceandjustice.org

From Cherry Hill:

Cherry Hill Mall (front of Strawbridges)  - sponsors: Greater Camden Unity Coalition (GCUC) and South Jersey Campaign for Peace and Justice, leaves 7:30 am - returns 7:30 pm., $20 per seat,  subsidies available.  Contact: or Michael at 856-854-5618 .  ASAP mail / pay check to SJCP&J, PO Box 2366, Vincentown, NJ 08088

Chinaberry Puppets
 Theresa Sakelarides at 908-995-2996 or
Caravan to depart very early on the morning of March 15.

Hackensack / Newark / New Brunswick

Any week that there is a major action in Washington, DC (March 8 and 15) New Jersey Independents will have available transportation to DC. Pickups will be in Hackensack (Essex St Train Station), Newark (west side of Penn Station) and New Brunswick (Rutgers University Student Center, College Ave). Pickups at 4:45 AM the day of the event, return late evening same day.  The cost is $40.00 per person roundtrip. For further more info please call 201-487-3748, email or check the NJI website at http://www.njind.org (for updates). Confirmations may be sent to NJI, PO Box 86, Hackensack, NJ 07602. Confirmations must be made no later than the Monday before the event.

Jersey City
Journal Square Path Station, Jersey City, NJ CONTACT: NY A.N.S.W.E.R. at 212-633-6646. Bus tickets can be purchased through NY ANSWER. See New York City ANSWER buses for details. 39 W. 14 St., #206, NY, NY 10011 (212) 633-6646 


Albert Kessel at 973-584-8586 or   Contact for more details.

From Lincroft:

Central NJ Coalition for Peace and Justice has reserved a bus that will be leaving from the Unitarian Church, 1475 W Front St., in Lincroft (exit 109 on the GSP).  Contact Carol Gay at / Leaves 6:15 am, cost $30.

From Monmouth Svc. Area, rest stop on Garden State Parkway leaves 6:30 am - between exit 98 - 100 on GSP.  Park in commuter area at stop. Call 732-785-1503 / http://www.njpeace.org / / $30


NJ Peace Action will be organizing buses to Washington, D.C. for the March 15th Emergency Anti-War Convergence on the White House. Information about the event follows. Tickets are still $35 round trip. Please make checks payable to NJ Peace Action and mail to 89 Walnut Street, Montclair, New Jersey  07042. Or please call us at (973)744-3263 to make a your credit card reservation.  Please send an e-mail to us before sending your money just to make sure there will be room for you on the bus. We will rent as many buses as we need, but will stop taking reservations on March 13th. The buses will leave from the Bay Street Train Station in Montclair at 6:00am on March 15th and will leave the Washington, D.C. area at about 5:30pm.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of reserving and paying for buses, we won't be able to accommodate refunds.

From New Brunswick:
Provide names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of riders.  Sponsored by the Central Jersey Coalition Against War in Iraq. Leaves from: Labor Education Center, off Ryder's Lane, 7 am, Cost: $30 (sliding scale available) Reservations: email   or call 732-846-3544 or 732-967-9370.

Newton / Hackettstown
A bus from Newton with a stop in Hackettstown is being planned - Here is the information: We will leave from Jamesway.  It is up Rt 206 and 94, just North of Newton's downtown.  It is on the left when you are headed North.  It is to the left of the Sears, and Ames (now closed) shopping center. We will take the bus from Jamestown at 6:00 am, make a stop in Hackettstown and arrive in Washington around 11 am.  We will be leaving Washington to return home around 5 pm.  Ticket cost: $30 - Make check out to: Bob McCafferty =
Mail check to: Litsa Binder, 11 Golf View Terrace, Sparta, NJ  Tel: 973-726-3245
Checks must be received to guarantee a seat.  No refunds available.

For information, contact Robert McCafferty [ ]and Litsa Binder
Sponsor: Northwest NJ Peace Fellowship 


The Bergen Action Network and the Bergen Peace & Justice Coalition have chartered two buses from Bergen County to provide transportation to the March 15th Emergency Convergence on the White House in Washington DC.   Both buses will depart from Paramus. One of our buses is exclusively for students and youth. The Bergen Action Network is calling for a Bergen Youth Bloc comprised of students and youth form Bergen County to march together in Washington DC. If you cannot attend, please consider sponsoring a student. For more information, and to make reservations, visit and fill out the form at: http://www.bergenaction.net/m15bus.html


Apparently Bush is having a hard time understanding that the people in the U.S. and around the world do not want his war against Iraq.  Let's take the message to his door.  ANSWER has put out a call for an emergency response (originally March 1, but moved to March 15) to surround the White House.  A flyer will be out soon, but we need to hear from everyone in the next week about interest in buses.  Tickets will be $20; buses will leave from outside 30th Street Station (time to be announced).  Call 215-724-1618 or contact:

We will be setting up ticket sale locations - let us know if you can help with this and/or with phone banking and other means to get the word out quickly.  So cast off your cabin fever from the weight of winter and spread the word about March 15.  Start by emailing your friends and anyone else you know who wants to stop this war.  Time is running out!!!!

The Coalition for Peace Action has decided to facilitate participation of persons against a war with Iraq in the next national demonstration on that theme on Saturday, March 15, 2003 in Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition, as were the October 26, 2002 and the January 18, 2003 demonstrations. We have reserved 5 buses.  We have gone out on a limb by reserving so many up front so please do reserve ASAP.  We ask that if you plan to come on our bus(es) to D.C. that day, please click on the link below and make your reservation now. We don't want to reserve more than we need, since we need to pay a deposit which we might forfeit if we cancel it. Once we start filling these buses, we can reserve more.

The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director - Coalition for Peace Action, 40 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 924-5022 Phone; (609) 924-3052 Fax