The Rally for Religious Freedom at the Capitol this coming Tuesday, March 27, promises to be a great event! If you are riding one of the many pre-registered buses, you will receive most of your instructions during the bus ride. If you are driving in carpools or vans, you will receive lobbying and rally information upon registration in the rotunda. Below is some additional information that everyone might find helpful.
Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes. We will have limited seating for the disabled and seniors so most participants will be standing for the rally.
- Wear red for life.
- Bring a lunch and water.
- Transportation information is on our website (link here)
- Registration begins at 9:00 AM at the MRL table in the Capitol rotunda
If you are coming from the St. Louis area, the train from Kirkwood leaves there at 9:44 and arrives in Jefferson City at 11:40. The train station is just a two block walk from the capitol. The train leaves again from Jefferson City at 7:03 pm. You could fill your afternoon with some sightseeing or other Jefferson City activities. A round-trip ticket would be about $58.
If you are driving, parking close to the Capitol is limited. The lots around the Capitol are reserved lots. Do not use them. The driver will have to let off his riders and then find a place to park. This could be up to 5 or 6 blocks away but is only about a 10 to 15 minute walk. Some of the street parking is longer term but some is only one or two hours. If you do not want a fine, $5 to $10, you will have to move your car (closer to the Capitol, tires may be marked) or refill the meter.
If you are a bus captain, of any type of bus, or in a van, please instruct the driver to proceed around the capitol to the north or river side of the capitol. There is an inside lane for the bus to stop and let off passengers. There will be “bus directors” in that area that will give the bus drivers a map and directions to prearranged parking spots.
MRL is supporting several pro-life bills this year, which are explained in the information packet you will receive on the buses, at several entrances throughout the Capitol, or at our registration desk. You are asked to call on your legislators and Senate and House leadership and ask for their support of this legislation. MRL will have volunteers at the chamber doors for your assistance.