COALTION MEMBERS MEET WITH U.S. SENATOR COLLINS WHILE AT DC RALLY
The Coalition met with U.S. Senator Susan Collins while in DC.
( She is going over her 10 point plan to address the energy crisis with the Coalition in this picture )
Protesers not in federal delegate meetings gathered in the Russell Buildings Lobby, where they were eventually met by U.S. Senator Collins after her delegate meetings with Maine trucks and the Coalition To Lower Fuel Prices.
The upper right hand picture :
Angels DiMillio of WAGM-TV 8 in Presque Isle gathers her soaked hair as she waits for the meeting to begin. Angela came to DC with the Coalition. WAGM-TV , you have a winner here !
It was a pleasure to have Angela on board.
HERE WE GO !!!!!
Trucks In Protest Rally. ( Taken In PA)
Trucks & passenger vehicles met at the on ramps pausing only for brief picture taking.
Left - Lining up more rolling rigs. Right - Maine trucks joining in the procession.
Lining them up on the side of the highway waiting for the first line to pass by....
Fog covered much of the " miles long line " in this shot but the buses bringing up the rear had a great view.
Senator Schneider looks in Albert's side mirror to see more company on it's way!
DC Police escorted the trucks & passenger vehicles once near the Capitol.
Maine trucks headed in .... See the Capitol!
The noise level was deafening!
Senator Schneider continuously blowing the airhorns on the Kenworth belonging to Albert Raymond, the Coalition's Co-Founder, in which she rode into DC .
The Capitol as seen through a 'Big Rig's" window as it passed by , blasting the airwaves!
Rain did not deter reporters nor crowds from cheering on the Rally vehicles!
Trucks, cars, pickups ...all gathered at RFK field to gather for the 5 mile protest march to the Capitol..
"JB" Schaffner , the American Driver spoke with reporters before encouraging on all the protesters.
Truckers & Citizens Unite, A Dynamic & Professional Group !
Mark Kirsch : firstname.lastname@example.org or website : theamericandriver.com
No GAS .... No BASEBALL ( A wagon full of little league players was hand pulled by protesters , while a gentleman with one leg marched along behind them )
Protest signs sported direct messages to Congress as well as President Bush .
And we marched on ! Even, Gaynel Brehaut on her crutches with her recent knee surgery !
Rep. Everett McLeod, Maine joined Coalition Members Marching in DC.
He even made up a chant for them to sing :"
" Lower Fuel Prices Is What We Need ... If America's Going To Succeed ! "
The Gentlemen In The Left Hand Corner Holds A Sign Saying :
" GOT MILK ? A TRUCK BROUGHT IT ! "
Sen. Schneider Carried A Sign Stating , " CLOSE THE ERON LOOPHOLE! "
Other signs included : Stop The Pipeline Down Wallstreet, What about my future?,
America Is Going broke Because of Big Oil, Set Us Free With More U.S. Oil, When Trucks Stop
America Stops, Raise All of Maine's Interstate Limits to A Uniform 100,000 lbs., Regulate the
Future's Trading Market - ELIMINATE SPECULATIVE OIL TRADING , College or FOOD
And there it is ... THE CAPITOL.... OUR POLICE ESCORT LEADING THE WAY !
Notice the road sign ? <<<< ALL TRUCKS >>>>> !!!!!!
" We may be wet but we're smiling yet ..... DC or bust, who can we trust ? "
Senator " Sparky " Schneider & Belinda " Rebel Rouser " Raymond
after the very wet protest march .
*** These nicknames were given to each of us . The Coalition named Sen. Schneider and Congressman Allen jokingly named Belinda Raymond on their way through Kennebunk.
This DC RALLY trip & any success from it is due in large to :
Lincoln's Knights of Columbus-Mike Ireland Sound FX ; Pam & Reg Ogden
Lakeview Adult Family Care Home - Tom H.C. Haynes Inc.
Giles Trucking & Excavation Fred R. Brownlee
John E. Osgood Inc. Willard Hanington & Son Inc.
DeLaite's Trucking Inc. Thompson's Trucking Inc.
Osgood's Timber Cutting Hogan Tire Company
Donald E. Pepin DC Dunn Trucking & Son Inc.
Fogg Lumbering Inc. Dysart's Service
United Steel Workers 400396 Gardner & Son Trucking Inc. - Patten
Carroll & Lindsey Nevells Freightliner of Maine Inc.
Joy & Thomas Doyle Gene & Diane Etchie
Sandra Phinney Pamels J. Wentworth
Robin Crawford & Son S.F. Madden Inc.
A.W. Madden Inc. Madden Timberlands Inc.
Randall Madden Trucking Inc. A.S. Madden Logging Inc.
Shari Huber Law Offices N.Y. Clay GMC Truck Inc.
Mt. Jefferson Ski Area G.T. & s. Logging Inc.
Gerald C. Thomas Inc. Danny B. Trucking LLC
John B. Porter Linkletter & Son Inc.
Floyd Wilcox T. J. Coffin
R & R Transport Inc. Treeline Inc.
Larry & Nellie Stevens Cecile & Lauren Chesley
Glenda & Merle McLaughlin NAPA of Greenville Inc.
Irene & Al Charette Bretous Store
Sue & Charlie Oliver Joan & Roland Scribner
Moosehead Rubbish, Greenville Moosehead Motor
Manktown Trucking Verso Mill Bucksport
Cole Whitney Ford Stairs Welding
Winward - Sea Dogs tickets Car Quest
Dubay Auto Parts Maine Trailer
Ware's Saw Shop Aubuchon Hardware
Yankee Pride- Seafood Bruce & Deborah Hamel
Estella Linscott Gary & Dianne Worster
Danny Dunn Jr.
All of the above donated either monetarily, by product or by time & effort.
And last but certainly not least each :
The Independent Owner/Operators who donated your truck and professional services plus two days pay to make this trip a reality as well. You led the way in a loud and proud yet respectable fashion for us all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls.
Individuals Contributing To The Coalitions Good Works :
Frederick G. Curtis Jr. Gardner & Sons Trucking Inc. - Patten
Leroy & Betty Leach John & Majorie Seiler
Byron Oliver Fred R. Brownlee
Fred & Flora Curtis