According to the Epoch Times, TPC is responsible for organizing the truckers set to hit the road toward the nation's capital. American Foundation for Civil Liberties (AFCL) Chairman Chris Marston said the truckers demand the lifting of the Emergency Powers Act, effectively rescinding the COVID-19 mandates. The non-profit AFCL is among the many groups helping coordinate the truckers' protest.
Initial news reports said TPC would not depart its starting point at Barstow, California until March 7. However, organizers have now confirmed that the American convoy would hit the road on Interstate 40 (I-40) heading east on Feb. 23. Marston himself confirmed this new development to the Epoch Times, adding that "freedom can't wait."
TPC organizer Maureen Steele said during her Feb. 16 appearance on Steve Bannon's "War Room" that a map of the convoy's route would be posted to the group's website. The TPC website would also take donations directly to avoid third-party platforms freezing monetary support.
A subsequent Feb. 17 article touched on TPC's route. From Barstow, an estimated 500 to 1,000 trucks will head eastward to their first stop at Kingman, Arizona. They will then depart to the second stop at Lupton, Arizona via I-40 on Feb. 24. Come Feb. 25, the group plans to arrive at their third stop at Glenrio, located at the border of New Mexico and Texas.
Trucker and TPC core organizer Brian Brase said more details on the convoy's route will be released two or three days in advance "as safety dictates." He added: "You can expect us to travel along I-40 and work our way up toward D.C." (Related: Rand Paul urges U.S. truckers to take up cause of liberty like Canadian counterparts: "I hope they clog up cities.")
The group said it is urging all Americans to join the "call to freedom" in the same vein of their "brave and courageous neighbors to the north – our Canadian brothers and sisters who led the charge." In turn, many conservative and pro-freedom personalities expressed support toward TPC and its goals. Several took to social media to announce their support, while others offered direct assistance to the truckers involved.
Trucker Mike Landis said on a video posted on TPC's website: "For me personally, it's about our freedoms as Americans. This isn't just about us as truck drivers, or a certain group of people or anything. It's about Americans. This is for the people."
Civil rights attorney Leigh Dundas revealed she has been working to unite truckers wanting to join the convoy. "I've been keeping the communication channels open between groups, acting as a de facto clearing house between different truckers who wanted to get connected and go something similar, but also different from what Canada did," she said.
"They've done a lot of things right in Canada, and we should be taking their lead," Dundas commented. The civil rights lawyer nevertheless reminded the truckers to keep their convoy lawful and peaceful.
U.S. Freedom Flyers (USFF) co-founder Joshua Yoder voiced out his support toward TPC. "These are Americans who want their voices to be heard. We've been shut out for so long. There's a lot of average people coming together [and] uniting. [These are] people speaking out and voicing their frustrations, and I think the government would do well to listen to us," he said. USFF consists of air, rail and trucking professional standing for Americans' right to travel freely regardless of their vaccination status.
Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of mRNA vaccine technology, said TPC's arrival at Capitol Hill may prove to be the awakening Washington, D.C. needs. "I think that the truckers, when they hit the Capitol, may well wake up a large number of our representatives and senators that are kind of a little bit asleep right now," he said.
Watch Brian Brase of The People's Convoy announcing that the convoy would kick off on Feb. 23.
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