A group of truckers who have been protesting for weeks near Washington, D.C., have entered a new phase of their demonstration as they plan to head back to the west coast.
Organizers with the “People’s Convoy” announced over the weekend that they will leave D.C. in order to travel to California to speak against several bills coming up for a vote within the next couple of weeks.
The bills that convoy organizers have targeted deal with public health policy, COVID-19 policy, or vaccination policy.
“If passed, these bills set the stage for other states to introduce similar laws. We know that what starts in CA, spreads to other blue and purple states, and potentially at a federal level. This affects everyone!” organizers said on the group’s website.
It isn’t clear when the group will officially set out for the west coast.
The group has camped at the Hagerstown Speedway since March 3. Speedway officials have asked the group to vacate part of the speedway for the first race of the season. The group has been asked to leave the Hagerstown Speedway entirely by April 7, according to the Herald-Mail.
The group also has a planned stop for a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on Monday.on
The People’s Convoy members began their cross-country journey from Southern California to the Washington D.C. area on February 23. The group’s goal has been to convince elected officials to lift COVID-19 related mandates and to raise awareness about trucking industry issues.