Monday, September 20, 2010


If you can offer a ride to Fort Benning for the November Vigil, please make sure to:

1. Say from where and when you are leaving from
2. How many people you can take
3. Give your personal info (email preferible) to make the contact


  1. IRTF Cleveland bus caravan to Ft. Benning:


    Depart from Cleveland at 6 pm either Thursday, Nov. 18 or Friday, Nov. 19 Return to Cleveland in the early morning on Monday, Nov. 22


    $245 - Leave Thursday, Nov. 18 ($100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your seat due by Oct. 29)
    $199 - Leave Friday, Nov. 19 ($50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your seat due by Oct. 29)


    Nonviolence training and SOA orientation, sample press release, background information, round-trip bus travel, hotel stay in a 4-person room, and a $15 donation to the scholarship fund.


    Limited scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. Please contact us for an application.

    Contact: 216-961-0003 or sign up at

  2. Van(s) to Columbus, GA from Washington, DC!

    A new, growing local group of SOA Watch activists in the DC/MD/VA area will be arranging a 15-passenger van to the vigil. It is already half reserved, so we will put folks on a wait list if we get more than 15 requests, and potentially rent a second van. The group will decide together when to leave and return -- potentially driving through the night Thursday and leaving the vigil Sunday afternoon.

    * $100 round trip includes gas and rental costs, we can also reserve a block of hotel rooms for you to rent individually or share.

    * Contact us at or 706/405.1273 and we'll send you a reservation form.

  3. Illinois SOA WatchOctober 7, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Illinois SOA Watch is offering a bus ride to Ft. Benning!

    Cost is $255/per person, including hotel rooms (4 people in each room). Scholarships available.

    Please contact Katie Varatta at 312-641-5151 Ext:105 for more information.

    Friday, Nov. 19, 2010

    7:00 pm - Departure
    North Michigan Ave. and Monroe St.
    Chicago, IL 60603

    Sunday, Nov 21, 2010

    2:00 pm – Group will begin trip back to Chicago from Fort Benning Rd.

  4. Coming from Charlotte, NC

    I will be leaving Charlotte on Friday am and coming back on Monday.

    I can also pick up people at the Atlanta airport early Friday afternoon if needed

    Gray Newman

  5. If you can make it to Hartsfield International Airport in ATL, you can take Groome transportation to Columbus. You just have to make reservations ahead of time. Just thought you all would like to know!

  6. I will be leaving Searcy, AR Thursday afternoon and returing Sunday evening/Monday, depending on the needs of others. My travel plans are faily flexible, as long as we can be there for all the Friday-Sunday events!

    I'd be happy to pick others up on route. Sharing gas money (or another barter) would be a big help, but isn't required!

    Friends and I will be camping out, and would love for anyone to join :)

    contact info below.



  7. IFCLA

    St Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America

    a few seat available:

    bus leaves from World Community Center, 438 N. Skinker 63130 at 6pm on
    Friday, returns in wee hours of Monday (2am?)

    Cost: $125 for bus and 4 to a room at La Quinta
    $145 for bus and 2 to a room

    all forms (application and release) on website You can pay
    by paypal on website or mail forms and money to the above address.

    questions: 314-721-2977

  8. Grinnell College
    Leaving from Joe Rosenfield Center
    1115 8th St.
    Grinnell, IA (half hour south of Des Moines)

    $150.00 Per passanger

    Leaving Thursday Nov. 18th @ 7:00 PM
    Returning Sunday to arrive in Grinnell 7 AM Monday

    Limited availability

    Claire (651) 324-7715 for more info.

  9. I can offer a ride to anyone along the 520 corridor in south Georgia (Brunswick-Waycross-Tifton-Albany-Columbus) or who can link up with me along that route or who needs a ride from somewhere not too out of the way between Brunswick and Columbus. I will be travelling to Columbus on Thursday, Nov. 18, and returning after the main event on Sunday. Call 912-399-4862 or e-mail (Note: may also be able to offer housing if reserved rooms are not filled by others in our group coming from elsewhere.)

  10. November 19-21, to and from Fort Benning, GA

    $150 Per Person, including hotel room
    Space Limited - Payment for bus seat due Wednesday Nov. 3rd

    Scholarship Applications Available - Due October 29, 2010

    For more information please contact Katie Varatta or Kyle Meadors by calling the 8th Day Center for Justice at 312-641-5151 or emailing or


  11. Leaving New Orleans to drive to Columbus/Ft. Benning in the Resources Unlimited Foundation 31-foot Winnebago motorhome at noon on Friday, November 19. Can take an additional 4-to-6 passengers. Some help with gas money is appreciated but NOT required. The motorhome will leave Sunday at 2 p.m. from Ft. Benning to return to New Orleans, with arrival about 9 p.m. Snacks, refreshments, rest stops provided at no charge. The motorhome is equipped with a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, living room, to help make the long ride a little easier. Contact is Ellen Howell at 708-524-8387.

  12. Knoxville Area Committee on Central America

    Bus will be leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 6:30am on Saturday, November 20 from Sacred Heart Cathedral on Northshore Drive and returning to same location late Sunday, November 21.

    Cost is $90.00 which pays for bus and one nights stay in Columbus hotel. However, don't let cost be a deterrent. Scholarship money available upon request.

    To reserve a seat on the bus or for more information contact Shelley Wascom at 865-599-0111 or or Erik and Libby Johnson at 865-983-5234 or

  13. Hey all you NY Activists!

    We're a group of students in the NYC area looking for other students in NY or who can make it to NYC! We're trying to get a charter bus, and we'd love to have some other student groups chip in with us! We'll be leaving Long Island Thursday night and returning Monday morning. We can figure out cost depending on how many people there are!

    Contact me, Mary Kate, at! Can't wait to hear from you!

  14. Hi I'm looking for folks from Orlando or north that want to carpool early Saturday

  15. Driving from Lexington KY.

    Leaving Friday and getting back late Sunday.

  16. Dear Friends,

    We have a 10-passenger van leaving Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, 11/18, 9:30 a.m., traveling on !-75, stopping overnight at a motel (probably southern Tennessee) when tired, arriving in Columbus, GA, around noon on Friday in order to participate in the afternoon and evening SOA Watch events. We will return north after the program closes Sunday afternoon, probably staying in Tennessee that night, and arriving back in Toledo late afternoon Monday. We presently have room for 4 additional persons who could join us on or near I-75. We share travel expenses.

    Interested persons may phone or e-mail me: 419-242-0159,

    Chester Chambers

  17. I would like to go from New Orleans to the SOA in Fort Benning. I have a car and space for 4 other people.
    Let me know.

  18. FROM DENVER/BOULDER via either I-70 or i-25 south. We will rent as many cars as we need to to be able to take people. Planning on leaving either wed noon or night or possibly thurs. depends on what response i get.

    expenses would be about $100 for gas and we will cover hotel to be shared with 3 other people.

  19. New England SOAW has room for 2 more in a mini-van from Glastonbury [Hartford area], CT, leaving Thursday, Nov 18 at 8 PM. Cost is $125, covers fare and gas. Food shared on road as well as at rest stops is individual responsibility. Plan to arrive Columbus Convention Center around 4 PM Friday, Nov 19. Leaving Columbus Sunday at 2 PM, arriving in Glastonbury, about 11AM, Monday, Nov 22. First come, first serve.

  20. code pink,wv
    can take 4 to 5,leaving thru or friday..up to you!leaving new martinsville/wheeling ,wv..can also connect with pittsburghers/janie poe

  21. Silver Spring, MD:
    Leaving Friday evening, arrive Saturday morning (hopefully) - - coming back on Sunday afternoon after events of vigil... Unsure of accomodations but prolly staying in small motel on the outskirts of town (welcome to split cost and stay in motel as well).
    Room for two in car - - please email
    Thanks!! :)


  23. I am driving down Saturday morning and staying for the march and leaving Saturday evening. Call or text 646-244-4369 if you need a ride from Atlanta. My name is Katy.

  24. I'm flying into ATL from Portland Oregon on Friday (tomorrow) - arriving at 2pm (Delta willing...)

    I may already have passengers waiting, but if you're needing a possible ride, you can leave me a msg at 5O3 852l3l3.

    Bill C

  25. Hi,

    I am leaving Birmingham right now (11 am) for Fort Benning. Sunday, I will be driving to Fort Myers, FL, passing through Tallahassee. I have no passengers so far. Please contact me if you need a ride to FL leaving Sunday.

  26. If anyone would like to drive a rental car from Columbus to the Birmigham Airport and just drop it off sometime Sunday that would be wonderful. Call Amy 773-837-4974