Vaccine Rights Rally in Albany, NY January 8, 2020

Get on the Bus to Albany

There are 2 buses headed to Albany for the January 8th protest – one from LONG ISLAND and one from NYC. Information on how to get a ticket on these buses is below.

We need THOUSANDS of people in Albany protesting on January 8, 2020. In the new year it is clear that all roads lead to King Cuomo for taking away more of our rights to have autonomy over our children’s bodies. We need to be in Albany during Cuomo’s “State of the State” address to send a clear message – we are not going away, and ALL legislators who support King Cuomo’s continued medical tyranny are in danger of being voted OUT in 2020!

Bus Headed to Albany from NYC – MANHATTAN & BRONX

We have a bus from Manhattan and the Bronx to the Vaccine Rights Rally and Lobbying Day in Albany on Jan. 8. Limited number of tickets available.

Will be leaving from Manhattan, W. 97th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus at 6 am with a second stop at Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx at 6:30 am with arrival in Albany at 9 am. The bus will leave Albany at 5 pm stopping first at Pelham Bay Park with anticipated arrival at W. 97th Street at 9 pm. Restroom on bus with at least one rest stop. Bring food and drink. Dress warmly. Wear a white garment, hat, scarf, etc.

$40

Go to the following link to buy bus ticket from NYC:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-from-manhattan-and-the-bronx-to-vaccine-rights-in-albany-on-jan-8-tickets-87959837241

Contact: John Gilmore at jgilmore@autismactionnetwork.org with questions.

Bus Headed to Albany from LONG ISLAND

Come to Albany with us to fight for your vaccine rights and your children’s health. Wednesday, January 8. Leaving the LIE Exit 58 Park and Ride at 3 am with another pick up in Hicksville at 4 am (exact pick up location to be announced.) Arriving in Albany at 9 am and departing at 5 pm with arrival back in Islandia at 10 pm. Restroom on board at least one rest stop each way.

$50

Go to the following link to buy bus ticket from LONG ISLAND:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-island-vaccine-freedom-express-bus-to-albany-jan-8-2020-tickets-87639944433?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Contact: John Gilmore at jgilmore@autismactionnetwork.org with questions.

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This comes from Rita Palma:

INFO ON JAN 8th:

1.) There is a large parking garage right when you get into Albany from the thruway that is about $10 for the day. You can walk to the LOB/ Cap and our place of protest at 9 am from here. There is also metered parking on street and several other garages within walking distance of the Legislative Office Building and the Capitol Building. Budget 20 minutes or so for parking and the walk.

2.) The Capitol Building and Legislative Office Building are right across the street from each other. These are where all the reps are; the LOB is a box and easy to navigate and there are signs/ directories everywhere. The Cap is not, but just ask the guy at the desk where to go. I have been going there for years and I still haven’t quite figured out the Capitol Building.

2.) There are places to eat in the complex, but you might want to bring food as you have to go through security to get back into the LOB and Cap (could be long) if you eat at one of the quick food places in the Concourse. Bring a water bottle and you can refill at the legislative offices- they all have water and YOU pay for it. Backpacks work great and offer hands free protesting!

3.) If you bring a megaphone, understand that it may be confiscated. Don’t carry anything that could be construed as a weapon- scissors etc.

4.) Bring a battery charger.

5.) I leave me coat at my Assemblyman’s office because he is nice and a coat is a pain in the neck to lug around.

6.) Wear something white- a scarf, hat- it’s up to you.

JUST SO ALL REALIZE- THIS IS OUR BUILDING AND WE ARE FREE TO VISIT EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY. IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST VISIT- UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC BUILDING. If they try to tell you differently, ask, “What law am I breaking?”

Questions? We assume most of new to the Albany scene- so ask anything. I will edit post as appropriate.