Sunday, June 15, 2008

Longest Walk 2

Hello Friends, Supporters, Colleagues and Walkers –

LONGEST WALK 2: The Final Stretch Into D.C.
by Tashina Banks Moore, National Coordinator
June 12, 2008

Hard to believe it’s been four months of walking already! To date, The Longest Walk 2 northern and southern routes have covered over 6,000 miles through 17 states with less than a month to go to reach Washington , DC on July 11, 2008. We need your support. We INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN D.C. on July 11, 2008 as we take the last steps of The Longest Walk 2 journey and the first steps on our next – taking our concerns to an International audience. JOIN US on July 11, 2008 to send a powerful message to the lawmakers of this country that we have a message to deliver and we seek accountability from our government.

Sponsors needed for Welcome Celebration on Washington , DC . As we prepare for the Welcome Celebration on the National Mall at Washington Monument July 11-13, we are seeking sponsors to support the celebration expenses such as sound, lighting and travel expenses to help bring in Native American artists and performers.

Tentative Schedule of Welcome Days in Washington, DC.:

July 7 – 10: Cultural Survival Summit at Greenbelt Park, Maryland (National Park Service)
July 11: Longest Walk 2 Final Leg Into Washington, DC - meeting point: TBD / Press Conference
July 12 & 13: Welcome Celebration – Washington Monument

Dennis Banks, my father, has asked the national committee to put a CALL OUT FOR BIKERS. The Longest Walk invites bikers from around the country to join us as we enter D.C. A motorcade of 1,000 bikers to open the path for the Walkers would make a powerful statement!

Please spread the word and send this email to anyone who wants to join The Longest Walk as we walk into Washington , DC .

SHORT TERM SUPPORT ALSO NEEDED: both routes are in need of funds to get them through the last days – gas prices are over $4/gallon and food costs are also rising. We ask you to please go to and make an online donation if you can - $5.00, $10.00, $100.00, $1,000.00, $10,000 whatever you can afford.

Tashina Banks Moore
National Coordinator

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