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    March for Life
    49th Annual Bus Trip
    Erie, PA - Washington, DC

    January 20, 2022 - 11 p.m.

    On the road late Thursday evening (11 p.m., January 20)

    March in DC on Friday (January 21)

    Back early Saturday morning (January 22)

    $60 covers the cost of one seat.

    Entire trip takes just a little more than 24 hours!

    We wish we could make all seats free for committed marchers. However, our goal is to fill four buses. This will cost $13,000, an amount that far exceeds donations by Bus Trip sponsors. Therefore, we ask those who can pay for their own seat to do so, and we will apply what sponsorship funds are available on an as-needed basis.

    ATTENTION MARCHERS: Our buses will leave for Washington at 11 p.m. from a location to be announced.

    "Now we're going to march again, and we've got to march again.... For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory."

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    April 3, 1968; Memphis, Tennessee

    Purchase your seat(s) now!


    People for Life
    P.O. Box 1126
    Erie, PA 16502


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    People for Life
    1625 W. 26th St.
    Erie, PA

    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. If, however, the entire Bus Trip has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control, COVID-related or otherwise, refunds can be expected.

    Eria-area Participation

    The Trip
    Supreme Court 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 on Thursday evening, January 20, 2022 at a location to be announced.

    Our group will arrive at the West Falls Church Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia at approximately 6:30 a.m.

    Smithsonian Metro Station, the station closest to the March for Life Rally site and the beginning of the March itselt, is an approximtely 20-minute ride on the Metro from the West Falls Church Station. More specific information and instructions for using the Metro will be included in handout that each marcher will recieve before leaving the bus.

    At the end of the day, our marchers will return by Metro to the West Falls Church Station, where their buses will be waiting.

    The Capitol South Metro Station, where the marchers will catch the Metro for the return trip to West Falls Church, is just south of the end of the March on 1st Street.

    Basic Schedule
    The March for Life will begin with a Rally on the National Mall at noon.

    Our buses will depart for Erie at 5:30 p.m.

    We will return to Erie early Saturday morning, January 22 at approximately 1:30 a.m., depending on traffic and road conditions. The bus trip squeezes the entire March for Life experience into about 26-27 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; and the United States Holocaust Museum.

    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.

    Congressional Meetings
    Many members of Congress, including NW PA Representatives Mike Kelly and Glenn Thompson and Senator Pat Toomey, customarily make arrangements to meet with their constituents after the March. We will publish information about meeting plans 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!

    More Information
    For more information, please call People for Life at (814) 882-1333.

    Page last updated November 11, 2021