Nov. 8 decided it, and this past Monday confirmed it: Donald Trump is going to be the 45th president of the United States. The inauguration on Jan. 20 is going to be largely impenetrable by the disgruntled genpop of America, but one day later, on Jan. 21, women (and men) from around the world are coming to D.C. to march against Trump. The Women’s March on Washington has secured a permit and starting location at Independence Ave. and Third St. SW, and is slated to begin at 10am.
If you were planning on taking part in what might turn out to be the most momentous protest in the recent history of America (not counting the collective roar of all the protests around the country on Nov. 9) but you haven’t booked a ride to get there yet, you might want to do it soon. Tickets on Megabus and Amtrak are already selling out, and the cost of a Rally Bus, one of the main charter buses to DC for the rally, originally $65 roundtrip, has jumped to a price tag of $120 and up.
What’s an anti-Trump activist to do? Well, there are a couple of organizations and local people stepping in to help the cause and organizing their own trips:
1) The NYC Chapter of the Women’s March on Washington has organized a “Find a Bus” initiative that offers low-cost buses departing from 56 neighborhoods across NYC, including dozens in our very own borough. Find a Brooklyn bus near you! Tickets are $62 per person so long as the bus gets filled.
2) A Bushwick-based artist by the name of Cora Foxx has also organized a charter bus from Bushwick to Washington. Foxx is asking for a $50 donation to cover the cost of roundtrip fare, and is collecting smaller donations in order to subsidize riders who are unable to cover that cost. The bus will depart from near the Morgan stop, departing early Saturday and arriving back late.
To reserve a spot, just donate $50 on this fundraising page and claim your spot as a perk. Seats are gradually being claimed, so don’t delay. If you’re utterly hard up and the bus fills up with paid riders, there’s one more solution: matching up with a fellow New Yorker and organizing a carpool, another initiative by the Women’s March organizers.
Best part is, no matter how you get there, all you’ll need once you do is your own two feet. And maybe a solid protest sign.