September 20, 2013 by Suzanne Hamner
In the recent article 1 Million Truckers to Protest Obama by Shutting America Down for 3 Days in October, I reported the Facebook page, Truckers to Shut Down America, was urging truckers to drive to DC October 11-13, 2013 and Americans to boycott in support of the truck drivers by ceasing all money transactions for those days. At the time of that article, the site had little over 10,000 likes. I wanted to provide an update.
Three days after I wrote about the march, the site has garnered over 67,000 likes and new developments have arisen that could only have happened due to the overwhelming support for our hard working truck driving friends.
Many Americans are supporting the 18 wheel drivers rolling to DC by pledging to boycott those three days by staying home and avoiding all money transactions for those days. But, individuals are not the only ones who have come out in support of this endeavor. A few members with Indiana Overpass for Obama’s Impeachment are offering to pay for hotel rooms and a meal or two for the truckers.
A truck stop in Baton Rouge, LA is offering 50 gallons of free fuel to the first 20 truckers that come by their establishment with pictures showing their rig in DC during those three days.
There has even been a post from a man in Germany, written in German, supporting the million trucker march to DC.
Truck drivers are posting pictures of themselves with their trucks and indicating whether they will shut down and stay home or shut down for the drive to DC.
A reprint of the Freedom Outpost article appeared on the Daily Paul. The Blaze posted an article the day after Freedom Outpost and Fox News picked up that article and scrolled the information in their news ticker.
A new Facebook page popped up, Canadian Truckers to Shut Down, suggesting that Canadian counterparts show their support for their American trucking brothers and sisters by shutting down as well on the same days and either stay home or drive to Toronto. That site has over 1,700 likes.
Two radio shows are urging truck drivers to call in to discuss the important issues. The Guerilla Media Network is asking truck drivers only to identify the most important issues beside fuel prices that drivers would like to see changed by calling Pete Santilli. The site provides the number for the live radio show. For those reading that are truckers, the number is (828) 738-6588. The Pete Santilli show is broadcast daily at 10 AM PST/ 12 PM CST/ 1 PM EST.
The other radio show is hosted by Glenn Beck. The posting had appeared about phoning Glenn Beck earlier today, but now it has become difficult to find. The site is receiving thousands of posts daily. Admins of the site are trying to respond to all posts and verify all information.
Goods travel throughout the US 7 days a week, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. While goods are moved by rail, air and ship, it takes a truck to get those goods from seaports, train depots and air cargo ports to distribution centers then their final destination at a store near you. If you go to the store to buy something, more than likely a truck driver and his rig delivered it. The job they do provides the stored with the goods we purchase.
These men and women are willing to stake three days of their livelihood to protest the corruption in Washington. Enough notice has been given for individuals to stock up on items for those three days and extra due to the time it will take for goods to reach their destination after the boycott. Medication is usually dispensed for 30 day intervals so make sure you get your refills prior to October 11. To support the truck drivers and join in, individuals can cease all money transactions for those three days.
I say We the People can make a difference! Keep passing the word America. Our family trucking company is rolling to DC. Hopefully, we see some of you on the side of the road cheering us on!
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