Carpools and shuttles being organized in Portland, Seattle, Bremerton, Bellingham, Kirkland, Tacoma and Olympia (details below). Check back often information will be updated regularly or please also visit www.thankyoult.org for additional info.
DRIVING TO FORT LEWIS, WA:
To attend the court martial:
Take Interstate 5
Exit 120 41st Division St.
More info here on attending the court martial
To attend the demonstration:
Take Interstate 5
Exit 119 Steilacoom-Dupont Rd
The parking and demonstration location becomes obvious within minutes of getting off the freeway
Driving time and distance from:
Olympia – 15miles, 20 min
Tacoma – 17 miles, 20 min
Seattle – 47 miles, 60mins or longer depending on traffic
Portland – 130 miles, 2 hours 30 min
Bellingham -136 miles 2 hours 30 min
Map of the Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle Area
There are carpools and shuttles being organized in Portland, Seattle, Bremerton, Bellingham, Kirkland, Tacoma and Olympia. More details for each location below. Information will be updated regularly.
If you would like to find out more about buses or carpools in your area or you want to help with carpools in your area contact Susan Arndt: [email protected] or call 425 246-7915
Please send the following info:
Location of carpool (exact address and city)?
The time you want people to be meet, the time you will depart and return from Fort Lewis
If you have a bus – How many spaces are available?
Who should someone contact to join the carpool, include a email and phone #?
Feb. 5: Get on the Bus to Support Lt. Ehren Watada’s
Portland to Ft. Lewis Bus Trip for National Day of Action at Lt. Watada’s Court Martial
American Friends Service Committee, Recruiter Watch PDX and Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 invite you to join us on a chartered bus from Portland to Ft. Lewis to stand with Lt. Watada. Our friends at Code Pink are also organizing a car caravan. Either way, we hope you can make it to stand with Lt. Watata and say no to the war in Iraq.
The bus will leave 8:00 am Monday, February 5 from Gateway Transit Center in Portland and return that evening. Tickets are $25 general / $15 student/senior and are first come, first serve.
Reserve your bus ticket now!
To purchase your ticket online go to:
Or to pay by check:
Email [email protected] with your name, phone, address and how many tickets you would like.
Then send a check to: American Friends Service Committee, 2249 E.Burnside Portland, OR 97214.
Please send your check right away to ensure your seat is reserved–we cannot hold seats without payment.
To find out about the Code Pink caravan, email Cristy Murray at [email protected]
Park Broadway & Pine
There will be a Walk Out at 10 AM–Depart at 10:30 AM
This is a carpool of people who want to go to the trial. They plan to leave at 6:30 AM.
They would be willing to do some pickups not too far from this location. 3 committed currently, can take 2 more.
Please contact: Elaine Reisler 206.999.7335, [email protected]
South Kirkland Park & Ride
106th Ave NE and NE 38th Pl
10610 NE 38th Place
–This lot is served by the following bus lines:
King County Metro 2220, 230, 234, 255, 256, Sound Transit 540,596
We will leave this location at 10 AM and plan to return by 7 PM.
The bus holds 47 people and we currently have space for 27 more.
The cost is $16/person, including a tip for the bus driver.
Contact either Karen at 425 246-7915 or [email protected]
North Whidbey Island/ Coupeville and Oak Harbor, WA:
This group has 10 to 20 folks who want to go. They are working on chartering a bus. If you are interested, please contact Jan Helwig at [email protected] or 360 240-9673
Bellingham, WA – Fairhaven College
Fairhaven College Parking Lot
SDS is calling for a student WALKOUT! There is also a carpool leaving from the Fairhaven College Parking lot organized by SDS. Currently there are 3 vehicles that can carry about 15 people. Please let us know if you would like to donate your vehicle for the cause. We will be leaving at about 9am and be back late that night. questions email sdsbelling…@yahoo.com.
Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Leaving from Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
4418 Perry Ave. Bremerton, WA
Leave 10:30 am, return 6:30
This bus holds 46 people. The cost per person will be $15.
Contact: soundpeaceand[email protected] to book your seat or phone Jo 360-479-3117
We will be passing through Tacoma and can pick up from there if someone designates a logical pickup spot.