Consistent Life 25th Anniversary Conference

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March 9-11, 2012, 4-H Youth Conference Center, Chevy Chase, MD

Going from 4-H Center to the Public Witness

Some going to the Conference have come or are coming early and staying at the 4-H Center. Some people coming in on Friday might want to come to the Center in the morning, leave their stuff and/or car, and go down to the public witness.  We could go down together.

I expect to get to the Center no later than 10:30 AM Friday. I have a few things to drop off and the CL banner to pick up. I am leaving my car at the Center and going by public transportation to get to the public witness, which starts at the White House at noon.  I would love to go with whomever is at the Center or for whom that would be convenient.

The public transportation route starts right in front of  the Center on Connecticut Ave., where there is a bus stop.  Metrobus route L8 and Ride-on buses 1 and 11 from there go to the Friendship Heights Metrorail station, which is their terminus. From there, one can either get on Metrorail and go to the Farragut North station, or get on Metrobus route 36 or 32, and get off at H St. & Madison Place.  Metrobus gets you a couple of blocks closer, but takes a lot (c. 35 minutes) longer.  At Farragut North station you want to go out the K Street exit.  You will see Farragut Square across from the exit.  Go through Farragut Square diagonally, which will get you to 17th and I.  Go to your left one block to 16th St., and then turn right and you will see ahead of you just one short block Lafayette Square. The White House is on the far side of Lafayette Square.

-Bill Samuel, CL President, 301-943-6406

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Public witness plans set for Friday, March 9

We have been indicating that there would be a CLE public witness opportunity on the afternoon of March 9. We have now developed those plans.

Our member group Dorothy Day Catholic Worker is holding a liturgy in front of the White House each Friday during Lent from 12 Noon to 1 PM. So we will start our public witness with that event. Following the White House liturgy, we will walk to the military recruiting office at 14th and L Sts. NW. After spending some time there, we will walk to Planned Parenthood, 1108 16th St. NW, where we will take the 2-3 PM shift of the 40 Days for Life witness there. All aspects of the public witness are fully legal.

We will have the Consistent Life banner and some CLE signs. Feel free to bring your own sign if you wish. We invite you to come for all or a portion of the public witness, whether or not you are able to attend the Conference.

Member group Dorothy Day Catholic Worker (DDCW) is doing much for the work for the public witness. For more information, contact Kevin Mason by email or by phone at DDCW at 202-882-9649.

Planned Parenthood is about 2 blocks from the Farragut North Metro Station. To get to the 4-H Center for the Conference after the public witness, take the Red Line from Farragut North to Friendship Heights, and then take the L8 Metrobus (marked Aspen Hill) or Ride-On bus 1 or 11.

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