If you would like a $10 ride to Washington D.C. to participate in this year’s massive “March for Women” planned to occur on April 24 and 25, there are still spaces avaliable on the busses organized by the Michigan Student Assembly. Here’s information about how to reserve a spot:

The Michigan Student Assembly is now sending a total of FOUR busses to Washington DC on the weekend of April 24-25 and students are encouraged to register early in order to reserve a spot [see below]. On that weekend, over one million people are expected to gather in the nation’s capitol to attend events and activities surrounding the March for Freedom of Choice.

Every student is welcome to reserve a spot on these busses, regardless of his or her own personal views on the issue of choice. MSA wishes to support and encourage all students to become involved in the arenas of contemporary politics and social justice, and this trip to Washington is a great way to become active in a very pressing and controversial issue.

The busses will leave on the evening of Saturday, April 24 and will return to Ann Arbor very early in the morning on Monday, April 26. Tentatively, participants should expect to leave at 6:00 pm on the 24th and return by 6:00 am on the 26th. No lodging will be required as participants will not only be in Washington during the day on the 25th. Participants should expect to sleep on the rides down and back.

During their time in Washington, students may participate in any activities they wish, and should make plans ahead of time to meet up with any groups in which they are interested. Further details on the trip and transportation will be sent to participants once registration is complete.

On Monday, March 15th at 3:00 pm, students may send their registration requests to MSA.BUSSES at UMICH.EDU. REGISTRATION REQUESTS WILL NOT BE HONORED BEFORE THIS TIME. All registration requests must contain the following information:


AGAIN, please do not send registration requests until Monday at 3 pm.

PLEASE SEND COMPLETED REGISTRATIONS TO MSA.BUSSES@UMICH.EDU. Students who have successfully registered WILL BE NOTIFIED once registration is complete. A reserve waitlist will also be compiled and students on this list will be notified of this and informed of standby procedures.

* At least one phone number must be provided for registration. This does not need to be a local number and MAY be the number at your permanent residence (e.g. your parents’ home). Participants are strongly advised to bring a mobile phone or pager on the trip, though this is not required.

The cost of the trip is $10. Once you have received a confirmation e-mail from MSA, please visit MSA Office, 3909 Michigan Union, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm to pay $10 with a check or money order made out to MSA- Committee Discretionary. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. Those who receive confirmations but do not pay ten dollars will be dropped and moved to the waitlist. No one will be turned away due to financial difficulties, arrangements can be made.

Please read this e-mail carefully and note process:
1) Send an e-mail to msa.busses@umich.edu AFTER monday at 3 pm
2) receive a confirmation e-mail
3) Go to MSA from 9 am – 5pm and pay $10
4) Get on bus to DC!

If you have additional questions or concerns, please e-mail ask.MSA at umich.edu.

Thank you,
The Michigan Student Assembly”

Author: Rob