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Please include a name, address, and telephone number for each seat. Seats are reserved when payment is received. Minors not accompanied by a parent or guardian must have our parental permission slip completed by a parent or guardian. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds for no-shows. We incur the same bus company charges and bus-related expenses regardles of whether seats are filled or empty. Local Participation
Last time the March took place on a Friday, in 2013, we set a new Bus Trip participation record when 265 northwestern Pennsylvania residents traveled with us to Washington to call for change. The Trip
The many hours on the road and on the cold streets of Washington can be tiring, but through their experiences many marchers have gained a deeper sense of solidarity with the unborn and with the pro-life cause.
Our marchers will board Anderson Coach & Travel motor coaches at the St. George Church parking lot, 5145 Peach St., Erie, at 11:00 p.m., Thursday evening, January 21. Cars must be parked along the northern and eastern perimeters of the parking lot, where they are less likely to interfere with regular church activities.
Our group will arrive at RFK Stadium in Washington at approximately 7:30 a.m. Click here for an map of RFK Stadium and the adjacent parking areas.
RFK Stadium is several miles from the National Mall, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court, the focal points of the March for Life. Click here to see were RFK Stadium is in relation to the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and National Mall. Our marchers will use the DC Metro System to commute from RFK Stadium to the National Mall and various other points of interest. Click here for an arial view of the National Mall showing the location of the March for Rally and the route of the March. The Capitol South Metro Station, where the marchers will catch the Metro for the return trip to RFK Stadium is just south (below) the end of the March.
The March for Life will begin with a Rally on the National Mall at noon.
Our buses will depart for Erie at 5:00 p.m.
We will return to Erie early Saturday morning, January 23 at approximately 2:00 a.m., depending on traffic and road conditions. The bus trip squeezes the entire March for Life experience into about 26 hours!
Places to Visit
Although united by a common cause, People for Life's marchers are a diverse group, drawn from all across northwestern Pennsylvania. When they arrive in Washington, they will divide into smaller groups, or set off on their own, and spend the morning visiting various points of interest in our nation's capitol.
Points of special interest include government sites such as the Capitol Building, White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and Vietnam Wall; the March for Life headquarters and exhibits at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill; the United States Holocaust Museum; and National Right to Life's headquarters at 512 l0th Street NW. National Right to Life is right across the street from Ford's Theater, where Lincoln was assassinated, and next door to the Petersen House, where Lincoln died.
Peace of Mind
You won't need to worry if you are unfamiliar with Washington or not with a group of friends. Your bus captain will review everything you need to know, and you will have an opportunity to join a small group that will be guided throughout the course of the day by one of People for Life's many March for Life veterans.
Occasionally someone will express concerns about security during the March, for themselves or other family members. The March for Life is an entirely peaceful and orderly event that is suitable for people of all ages (who are in good health and able to stand for extended periods and walk the mile-or-so route of the march), including families and small children. There is, in fact, a palpable sense of community, joyfulness, and optimism, and this has become an enduring hallmark of the March for Life.
We are planning to meet, after the March, with the Members of Congress who represent northwestern Pennsylvania. Additinional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Students and others on tight budgests are encouraged to inquire about sponsorships. If you would like to help sponsor one or more deserving individuals (someone to attend the March for Life in your place, perhaps), your donation will be very much appreciated!
For more information, please call People for Life at (814) 882-1333.
Page last updated January 4, 2017