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See all the March Route Maps! 

See all the March Route Maps! 

Register

We are asking that you sign up for free so that we can get as accurate an estimate of people marching as possible to accommodate everyone. However, you will not need to bring proof of registration to the Unity March.


Schedule

9:30 am - Gather in front of Capitol Building West Lawn
              1st St. NW between Independence Ave. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
10:00 am - Key Note Addresses at the Capitol Building
11:45 am - Unity March Kick Off
1:00 pm - Key Note Addresses at the Lincoln Memorial
3:00 pm - Unity March Concludes


Code of Conduct

The Unity March for Puerto Rico’s policy is below. We ask all marchers to cooperate with these policies and guidelines in order to ensure that this event is safe for all attendees and emphasizes our mission of unity. 
 
To encourage the broadest and most diverse involvement possible, to respect all our communities and important issues we are supporting, to help create a family-friendly mobilization and to help ensure the safety of all participants, we expect everyone taking part in the Unity March for Puerto Rico to respect the following agreement:

  • We ask that all participants of the Unity March for Puerto Rico participate with respect and honor throughout the march.
  • We will not violate any laws while actively participating in the March or subsequent March activities.
  • We will not use violence (physical or verbal) towards any person.
  • We will not destroy or damage any property.
  • We will not carry any weapons or anything that can be construed as a weapon.
  • We will not carry or consume any alcohol or illicit drugs (while marijuana is legal in D.C. we will be on federal lands, where it is not legal).
  • We will promote a tone of respect, honesty, transparency, and accountability in our actions.
  • We will hold each other accountable.

What to Bring

Come Prepared

Things to bring:

  • Signs and banners that help communicate our message of unity and support for ending the Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act of 1920)
  • Signs that let others know where you are from
  • Water
  • Snacks - it will be a long day
  • Small backpack or bag
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather - DC weather can be tricky, so plan accordingly

Traveling to D.C.

State Leaders can help arrange travel to D.C. Contact them for more information.

If you would like to travel on your own there are a variety of ways to get to the nation’s capital.

If you are sponsoring your own bus down to DC, bus parking has been arranged with U Street Parking and RFK stadium. You can purchase a parking spot using http://www.rfkbusparking.com/ for $71.50. Please refer below to information regarding taking Metrorail to the Capitol building. 

We have partnered with Skedaddle on transportation to the Unity March for Puerto Rico! Skedaddle is a transportation technology that makes it simple to start or join a van or bus route anywhere in North America.

  • Start a route from your city or town directly to the March. If the time you want to leave is not listed you can chat with them and they will try and find a driver for your desired time. 
  • Join an existing route to ride with others.
  • Participants dropped off at RFK Stadium should plan on taking Metrorail from Stadium Armory to the Capitol South station. You can access a map of the metro system here. Participants can purchase a metro card at the metro station. On November 19 the Metro system will be single tracking which will cause some delays. Impact on service can be viewed at WMATA's service status site.

    To return to RFK, participants can take the Arlington, Foggy Bottom or Smithsonian Station to Stadium Armory. 
     
  • Washington, D.C. is a major transportation hub. You can also arrive here via one of the three airports (Reagan National-DCA; Baltimore Washington International-BWI; Dulles-IA) or train to Union Station in D.C.

Lodging

If you’ll be in the D.C. area for more than a day here are some suggestions on where to look for places to stay:


Getting Around D.C.

The best way to get around Washington, D.C. is using Metro.

You can access a map of the metro system here. Consider purchasing your metro card for $10 in advance hereThere are a number of Metro stations near the U.S. Capitol. The blue, orange, and silver line stop at Capitol South. The red line stops at Union Station. 

Leaving from the Lincoln Memorial the nearest Metro stations are Arlington Cemetery (blue line) and Foggy Bottom or Smithsonian (blue, orange, and silver lines). 


Volunteer for the Unity March for Puerto Rico


Shop

Shirts ordered as of November 3rd will not arrive in time for the Unity March. However, you can still order shirts until November 30. 

All proceeds from your purchase go directly to Project Puerto Rico for Puerto Rico.

Buy

Shirts ordered as of November 3rd will not arrive in time for the Unity March. However, you can still order shirts until November 30.