After 25 cities, 5,760 miles, and 30 days the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity ended the cross-country journey in Washington, D.C. after bringing a human face to the costs of the Drug War to communities across the United States.
Our journey has been nothing less than inspiring. From one coast to the next, we have listened to one another’s stories—learning how violence and fear has touched every part of Mexico—and to the stories of brave souls we met along the way.
In every city we visited, the Caravan for Peace achieved powerful results and raised awareness that will fundamentally alter the course of the failed drug war.
Starting in Southern California, through the South West, into Texas, across the Deep South, north to Chicago, and along the East Coast, each community greeted the caravaneros with heartfelt and moving events, complete with music, food and commitments to support the Caravana's ongoing agenda. Our journey would not have been possible without solid grassroots support -- thank you!
Thousands of people have expressed their support for ending military aid to Mexico, changing the dialogue on prohibition, promoting immigration policies that respect the dignities of all people, and ceasing the flow of illegal weapons across the border.
Now that the Caravan has reached DC, we see this as only the beginning of the work to change the policies that have hurt us all. Continue to join the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity for the next ten days as we take action for 10 days of Peace & Human Rights from September 12-21.
Join the call on President Obama to stop the flow of assault weapons into our communities. Help us get to the critical 100,000 petition signature mark and support the victims of the drug war.
Once again, thank you for your continued support every step of the way on this journey for peace with justice and dignity.
Director of Organizing