How to get involved before BOTB
There is so much you can do to make Get On The Bus an even stronger event! See below for information on such activities as media coordination, preparing posters and banners for GOTB, fundraising to lower your group's travel costs, or posting to the GOTB blog.
Prepare banners, signs, and chants!
It really helps a demonstration to have a large variety of banners, posters etc. Strive to convey your message in as few words as possible. The writing should be large enough to be read from a far distance. Symbols, pictures and colors are often useful to attract attention. Note: signs mounted on sticks or poles are not permitted in NYC.
Please consider downloading, distributing and mailing the action letters for this year's event:
Download the action letters packet: COMING SOON.
Be a GOTB Local Coordinator!
Help mobilize and arrange transportation for Amnesty groups in your area. To learn more about responsibilities of a Local Area Coordinator, send email us at email@example.com. To find out what a Local Coordinator does, download this word doc here.
Write a story for your school's newspaper about the issues GOTB is addressing. Contact local community papers, cable channels or radio stations and pitch them on your group's participation in GOTB.
Also, you can post a flyer about GOTB at school, church or workplace. Make copies and give to friends, or put in newsletters or other mailings.
And... if you bought a GOTB T-shirt from a previous GOTB or at an Amnesty conference, wearing your shirt is a great way to show your support and advertise the event. If you don't have a shirt, they will available for purchase on the day of the event.
Donate, or ask a friend to donate!
Click here to donate.
Click here to download fundraising ideas for your group.
Post Comments on the Get on the Bus blog!
Join Our Organizing Committee!
It takes a lot of effort to pull Get on the Bus together every year. We are an all-volunteer Amnesty International group based in Cambridge and Somerville, MA. We are always looking for more people to join our Amnesty group, as well as the Get on the Bus Organizing Committee. If you're interested in learning more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.