To that end, on Sept. 15 they started a Facebook page “Truckers To Shut Down America.” In a week, the page has received nearly 83,000 likes. This is what the page says:
The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a GENERAL STRIKE on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers! Workers will call in sick! Consumers will not buy or sell anything on this date! Stay home! Buy nothing!
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.
You can see the comments of truckers saying they’re joining the protest, by going to the Truckers Facebook page – here.
A group of Canadian truckers has also joined the movement! Here’s their Facebook page “Canadian truckers to shut down.”
For the rest of us “non-truckers,” we can show our support by:
- If we work, call in sick on Friday, October 11.
- Don’t buy or sell anything on Friday, Oct. 11.
- Donate fuel to the trucker patriots who will be rolling into D.C. on our behalf. Click here.
H/t FOTM’s joworth!
UPDATE (Sept. 23):
New website for the Truckers: http://ridefortheconstitution.org/
H/t joworth and tina!