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LibertyWalk 2008: A 4,913 Mile Walk For The United States Constitution
by Cody Lunsford
Email: clunsford (nospam) libertywalk.org
Address: Dallas, TX
04 May 2007
In 2008, the LibertyWalk group will walk 4,913 miles, or 26.5 miles per day, for the United States' constitution and liberties, in the shape of a star, symbolizing "hope." The money raised during the walk will go towards local charities nationwide. The event will begin on New Year's Day and end on the Fourth of July, crossing 20 states in 185 days.
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DALLAS May 4, 2007
On January 1, 2008, the 4,913 mile journey of the organizers and volunteers of the LibertyWalk will begin with one step, with each mile symbolizing every word in the United States Constitution. During the 185-day event which departs from Austin, Texas, LibertyWalk will remain non-partisan, and participants will cover 20 states, averaging 26.5 miles per day or a little over a marathon each day, until returning to conclude in Austin on Independence Day, July 4, 2008.
The shape of a star, symbolizing "hope," will form the points of the travel. Within each leg of the star, the charitable LibertyWalk will be creating awareness about a specific project, and current issues the United States faces regarding each project, while raising money for local charities nationwide.
Projects of the star include:
. Civil Rights
. Veteran's Rights
. Constitutional Rights
At each of the five points of the star, rallies will be held, creating a platform for all citizens to speak to the nation regarding projects just completed or those about to begin.
Rally Dates And Locations:
Austin, TX (Kickoff): Jan. 1, 2008
Tallahassee, FL: Feb. 16, 2008
Washington, DC: Mar. 23, 2008
Green Bay, WI: May 3, 2008
Lincoln, NE: May 31, 2008
Austin, TX (Return): July 4, 2008
Says founder and organizer Cody Lunsford, "We are just regular people that care about our country. Our goal is that all U.S. citizens will participate and get involved. This is a perfect opportunity for the people of our great nation to stand up and be heard."
At the end of LibertyWalk 2008, the organizers will launch Action In America, a network of organizations, nationwide.
For additional information on LibertyWalk 2008, contact Cody Lunsford or visit 'http://www.libertywalk.org' or 'http://www.myspace.com/libertywalk2008.
ABOUT LIBERTYWALK 2008
The LibertyWalk is a charitable organization that will journey across the eastern United States to create awareness for some of the toughest issues the country is facing. (The LibertyWalk has applied for 501(c)(3) status). In 2008, the group will walk 4,913 miles, or 26.5 miles per day, for the United States' constitution and liberties, in the shape of a star, symbolizing "hope." The money raised during the walk will go towards local charities nationwide. The event will begin on New Year's Day and end on the Fourth of July, crossing 20 states in 185 days.
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