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Peace Doves
Public Support
March 25 : Local businesswoman donates fresh vegetables for the patients on the journey.

Journey goers were gratified to see the show of support and compassion by the citizens of Florida. Countless smiles, waves and honking horns let the marchers know that their courage and patriotism was appreciated. Click on the video for scenes from day two of the journey.

Morning Circle

March 27 : A task as arduous as the journey bonds members together in purpose, in spirit and in truth.

Outside Live Oak, Florida patients and caregivers link hands to visualize their destination and their message.

Watch the video below to take part and view other scenes from day four of the journey.

No More Drug War
Mary McKenzie, Tiffany Landreth and Kay Lee ride in the portable prison cell.

Click on the video below to view scenes and hear their chant.

Media Attention
Journey Members give interviews to the press.

The extraordinary feat accomplished by the Journey for Justice proved to be a media event as local, national and international press covered the journey.

T.V. stations in Gainesville and Tallahassee featured the journey - including a half hour call-in show with Kevin Aplin, and Bob & Cathy Jordan.

The "John Boy and Billie Show" a syndicated radio show, talked about the journey all morning on the final day of Thursday, March 30.

Journey wins M.A.C.C. Award
Journey Page Update soon
In an attempt to be seen and heard, America's sick and dying take to the streets in a Journey for Justice.

On the morning of March 24th a small group of patients, citizens and supporters gathered outside the walls of Raiford prison near Starke, Florida to begin a journey for justice. Patients in wheelchairs and on foot marched in the hot Florida sun to arrive at Governor Jeb Bush's office in Tallahassee on Thursday, March 30.

Pictured above are Cathy Jordan, Ray Kreiger, Tiffany Landreth, Joe Tacl and Kay Lee. Tiffany, who suffers with Arachnoiditis, which causes severe muscle spasms and chronic pain, says, "This is a spiritual journey for me, because I believe marijuana is a gift from God."

We believe that justice has been lost in the office of elected officials, in the police stations, courtrooms and prisons of our nation. We ask you to share our vision for America: Gentle in Nature; Bold in it's Visions; Passionate in Spirit; and Enlightened in it's Judgment. May we be peaceful in a country where justice is reflected in the lives of all it's people.

This is the third time in as many years that sick and dying patients have taken to America's highways in an attempt to show our legislators that we are "real" people with "real" illnesses and we deserve Equal Rights! Click on the video below to see clips from past journeys. "I Am A Patriot" sung by Jody Coates.

Making the Walls Transparent
Tuesday, March 28 - Sending love to prisoners, the Journey for Justice calls attention to violence behind prison walls by visiting another state correctional facility. Marchers vowed to make the public aware of abuse of non-violent prisoners by prison personnel.

Wednesday, March 29 - The Journey for Justice holds a vigil outside the women's federal prison in Tallahassee, where marchers urged prisoners to report abuses. View the video to see them chant " Send Mama Home! ".

The Final Mile
After 136 miles, the caravan reaches it's destination - the state capitol.

Thursday, March 30, 2000. The Journey for Justice arrives in Tallahassee in a hard rain. Approximately 100 drummers fell in to walk behind the patients on their way to the capitol building. The marchers were singing, chanting and drumming their way to freedom. As predicted, Governor Jeb Bush refused to meet with the patients. Several of the patients went into the capitol building to talk with legislators and try to speak with the Governor. When he refused to come out, Scott Bledsoe called out the marcher's message on bullhorns outside.

Click on the video below to view the patients and drummers circle the capitol building in a driving rain, calling out for amnesty and equality.

Call your legislators and demand an end to the War on Us!

On The Road
Non-supportive Police
March 26 : Standing up for your rights is good for your constitution.

Despite proper D.O.T. permits obtained by journey organizers, local police offered no escorts and only hindered the journey. By day three, the journey had already been stopped several times.

Stay tuned for Kevin Aplin's account of one traffic stop where the journey members had to assert their civil and constitutional rights.

Torrential Rains
On Sunday and Monday ( days three and four), the caravan was hit with torrential rain and lightening. Undaunted by the harsh conditions, the marchers continued on foot and in wheelchairs through the deluge.

Watch the video below to experience the thunder and pouring rains endured by the patients.

Local Interest
Citizens all along the journey route came up to the marchers seeking information and taking time to tell their own stories of how the drug war has caused an injustice in their lives. Patient Candice Kluge, (in foreground) hands literature to a local resident while Jodi James informs him of legal resources in Florida.
Profiles in Courage
In the spirit of Gandhi.

Journey for Justice patients Kay Lee and Cathy Jordan inspired many people in and around the journey. Their purity of purpose, tirelessness and disregard for personal comfort touched everyone's heart.

In this video, Bob Jordan speaks of his wife's courage to supporters outside the capitol building.

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