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People's Caravan Will Stop in Maryland

A caravan from the Republican National Convention to the Democratic National Convention plans to stop at the Tubman House in Baltimore. (National Parks Service)
A caravan from the Republican National Convention to the Democratic National Convention plans to stop at the Tubman House in Baltimore. (National Parks Service)
July 22, 2016

BALTIMORE - Grassroots organizers from across the country are taking their "pledge of resistance" from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to the Democratic National Convention, and they're making a stop in Baltimore. They're calling it the It Takes Roots to Change the System: The People's Caravan. There are fifty Latino, black, Asian, Muslim and working-class white organizers in the caravan, working on issues that include environmental justice, immigration and police accountability.

According to Timmy Lu, the state organizing director with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, the caravan is traveling by bus from Cleveland to Philadelphia.

"To draw attention to these communities and what's happening at the local level, and then also make a statement against the racism and misogyny that we're seeing coming from the Republican National Convention," he said.

On Saturday, the caravan is expected to arrive at Tubman House in Sandtown, Baltimore, to meet with journalist and former political prisoner Eddie Conway, activists and community members. Organizers say the caravan stop in Baltimore will work with the Movement for Black Lives, honor Freddie Gray and strategize with the black community on how to stop violence.

Lu said the caravan is using art and other visual displays to support voter turnout efforts and political actions at both party conventions.

"This election isn't just about selecting one candidate or another, but really about building the infrastructure that we need over the long term to win on key issues that our communities care about like the environment, immigration and racial justice," he added.

And Lu adds that the caravan stops in Pittsburgh and Baltimore are to work with economic and racial justice groups.

"And that's really what I feel is the coalition that we're trying to build that needs to win at the grassroots level, but is also necessary to win at the electoral level as well," he said.

The caravan is being convened by the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance.

Veronica Carter, Public News Service - MD