By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Sources: The People’s Convoy, City of Needles and City of Kingman (Information):
San Bernardino County, California: American truckers and people in various vehicles are participating in “The People’s Convoy” across the United States protesting government COVID-19 pandemic mandates.
Picture: WJLA 7 (Courtesy)
The convoy are planning to leave from Adelanto Stadium, California, heading east across the United States all the way to the Beltway area of Washington, District of Columbia in 11 days.
Picture: The People’s Convoy (Courtesy)
In a press release from their website, the People’s Convoy said that American truckers are launching The People’s Convoy, a peaceful and unified transcontinental movement, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, from the Adelanto Stadium in Southern California.
Starting at 10:00 a.m., hundreds of truckers will hear words of encouragement and blessings from a group of speakers including FLCCC President Dr. Pierre Kory and Godspeak Church Pastor Rob McCoy. The truckers and blue-collar workers of the United States will be joined by freedom-loving supporters from all walks of life — frontline doctors, lawyers, first-responders, former military servicemen and women, students, retirees, mothers, fathers and children —on this peaceful and law-abiding transcontinental journey toward the east coast. The truckers encourage one and all to come out to the stadium in the heart of Adelanto, California to wish them well, see them off and join in the journey.
This convoy is about freedom and unity: the truckers are riding unified across party and state lines and with people of all colors and creeds — Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Mormons, Agnostics, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, Republican, Democrats. All individuals are welcome to participate by either attending the launch gathering — at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday February 23, at Adelanto Stadium — or by getting in their own vehicles and following the big rigs from Adelanto toward the east coast!
The message of The People’s Convoy is simple. The last 23 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a rough road for all Americans to travel: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and — not least —financially. With the advent of the vaccine and workable therapeutic agents, along with the hard work of so many sectors that contributed to declining COVID-19 cases and severity of illness, it is now time to re-open the country. The average American worker needs to be able to end-run the economic hardships of the last two years, and get back to the business of making bread — so they can pay their rents and mortgages and help jumpstart this economy. To that end, it’s time for elected officials to work with the blue collar and white-collar workers of America and restore accountability and liberty —by lifting all mandates and ending the state of emergency — as COVID is well-in-hand now, and Americans need to get back to work in a free and unrestricted manner.
*** The People’s Convoy is a non-partisan, trucker-led effort supported by a cross-cultural and multi-faith contingent of supporters including: ***
- Dr. Pierre Kory and the doctors of the Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC)
- Liberty-minded lawyers such as Tom Renz and Joey Gilbert (Gubernatorial candidate — Nevada)
- Pastors like Rob McCoy and Rick Brown of Godspeak Church
*** Transportation workers including rail workers and pilots A broad consortium of organizations including: ***
- The Unity Project
- The America Project
- Advocates for Citizens’ Rights
- U.S. Freedom Flyers
- The American Foundation for Civil Liberties & Freedom
- Faith groups from every spectrum
Newsmax and Eric Bolling have indicated they will do a ride along and live daily updates from the convoy with Maureen Steele. The Epoch Times and a variety of other journalists, media outlets and podcasters will also be embedding. Children’s Health Defense’s CHD.TV will be covering the convoy —and the activists on the ground and across the country — with live updates every day at 10 am EST at: https://live.childrenshealthdefense.org/
The convoy is being assisted by retired military personnel and security experts, who are spearheading logistics in order to ensure a 100% safe, lawful, and peaceful journey.
*** The People’s Convoy Route (Route Subject to Change): ***
- Day 1: Wednesday, February 23 Morning — Depart Adelanto Stadium, CA Evening — Arrive in Kingman, AZ for overnight stay
- Day 2: Thursday, February 24 Morning — Depart Kingman, AZ head east on 1-40, toward Lupton, AZ Evening — Arrive in Lupton, AZ for overnight stay
- Day 3: Friday, February 25 Morning — Depart Lupton, AZ on 1-40 eastbound thru New Mexico Evening — Arrive in Glenrio, TX for overnight stay
- Day 4: Saturday, February 26 Morning — Depart Glenrio, TX Evening — Arrive in Elk City, OK area for overnight stay
- Day 5: Sunday, February 27 Morning — Depart Elk City, OK area Evening — Arrive in Vinita, OK area for overnight stay
- Day 6: Monday, February 28 Morning — Depart Vinita, OK area Evening — Arrive in Sullivan, MO area for overnight stay
- Day 7: Tuesday, March 1 Morning — Depart Sullivan, MO area Evening — Arrive in Indianapolis, IN area for overnight stay
- Day 8: Wednesday, March 2 Morning — Depart Indianapolis, IN area Evening — Pause for rest in Indianapolis, IN area for overnight stay
- Day 9: Thursday, March 3 Morning — Depart Indianapolis, IN area Evening — Arrive in Cambridge, OH area for overnight stay
- Day 10: Friday, March 4 Morning — Depart Cambridge, OH area Evening — Arrive in Hagerstown, MD area for overnight stay
- Day 11: Saturday, March 5 Morning — Depart Hagerstown, MD area Evening — Arrive in the DC Beltway area
The People’s Convoy will abide by agreements with local authorities, and terminate in the vicinity of the DC area, but will NOT be going into DC proper.
Stay tuned for opportunities for elected officials and regular folks to go “Ridin’ Shotgun” with an actual trucker for a day — as well as an opportunity to bid on one seat that will be sold on our Operations Vehicle — for a similar ride-along opportunity. Details will be posted to the website soon.
*** For more information or to support the truckers, see the routes, or find out more, please go to “The People’s Convoy” website at: ***
*** For more information or to support the truckers can also be found on “The People’s Convoy” official social media at: ***
According to their map on their website, the People’s Convoy’s route within California appears to show the convoy leaving from Adelanto, California to Kingman, Arizona by way of Interstate 40.
ZachNews can confirmed that the convoy will be heading eastbound along Interstate 40 through the high desert of San Bernardino County, California in route to Kingman, Arizona.
The convoy will pass Barstow, California; Needles, California; Topock, Arizona; and Yucca, California all the way into Kingman, Arizona.
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Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that the City of Needles was alerted of the convoy going through their community, and mention of the convoy was brought up during public appearance at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Needles City Council which you can view the live broadcast of the regular meeting at ZachNews on Facebook.
Even with no exact time on when they’ll be passing thought Needles, California, but as stated in their press release, the convoy is schedule to leave Adelanto Stadium in Adelanto, California at 10:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022.
From Adelanto, California to Needles, California is approximately 2 hours and 51 minutes, but any construction projects, traffic delays due to weather conditions or accidents along eastbound Interstate 40 can delay the time they will pass through the Needles, California area.
Some people in the Needles, California area have told ZachNews that they planning to check out the convoy from along overpasses along Interstate 40; people in support and to wish everybody in the convoy safe travels across United States, and people in opposition of the convoy.
*** When the convoy does decide to go through the Needles, California area, ZachNews will broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook: ***
If you’re planning to check out the convoy pass the Needles, California area, people should be prepare for partly sunny with scattered showers and windy weather conditions Wednesday, and mostly clear and cold Wednesday night.
*** You can find the later weather information for the Needles, California area at the following National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada website: ***
Local law enforcement is telling all motorists to plan ahead and be prepare in case of any traffic and delays in the area as the convoy passing through the area.
Picture: Kingman Police Department (Courtesy)
Ahead of their arrival, the Kingman Police Department as well as the City of Kingman have posted on their Facebook page Tuesday a community notification regarding “The People’s Convoy” and winter weather advisory in their area.
The posted community notification posted on the Kingman Police Department and City of Kingman Facebook pages states, “Kingman, and the surrounding area, are expecting two unusual event to arrive on Wednesday, February 23rd. A winter storm with total snow accumulations of one to three inches, snow amounts up to five inches possible above 5000 feet, with winds gusting as high as 40 mph, and an increase of commercial trucks are expected to arrive at about the same time. The Kingman Police Department was notified on Friday that 500-1000 commercial trucks are planning to depart from Barstow, CA Wednesday morning to begin their “People’s Convoy” to Washington, D.C. Over the next eleven days. Kingman has been designated as the first overnight stop. Very little has been confirmed and the likelihood of 500-1000 trucks arriving in mass is uncertain. Most information about the convoy is available from open sources on social media. In preparation, Kingman Police Department is coordinating with Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, Arizona Department of Transportation’s Enforcement and Compliance Division, and the City of Kingman’s Public Works Street Department to ensure the safety of everyone. Kingman Police Department has also been in regular contact with convoy event coordinators in an attempt to confirm participation and contingency plans. Traffic congestion is a primary concern. Included in our planning and response are preparations to do what is reasonable and necessary to mitigate congestion and keep city streets as safe as possible. Our goal is to ensure the safety of everyone. As we prepare for potential winter weather. Kingman residents are encouraged to stay home. If you must drive, please allow extra drive time. Be patient, and drive cautiously. Expect roads to be slippery with snow and ice.”
Picture: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Courtesy)
If you’re planning to check out the convoy pass the Kingman, Arizona area, people should be prepare for partly sunny with snow showers likely, some thunder is also possible and windy weather conditions Wednesday; mostly cloudy, isolated snow showers before 7pm (MST) and cold weather conditions Wednesday night; sunny weather conditions Thursday; and clear and cold weather conditions Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada has issued a Winter Weather Advisory until 5:00 p.m. MST on Wednesday, February 23th, 2022 for the northwest deserts in Arizona, including Kingman and Yucca.
According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, snow expected above 3000 feet; total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches, with snow amounts up to 5 inches possible above 5000 ft.
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as the Arizona Department of Transportation telling all motorists to expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
*** National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada Notification: Winter Weather Advisory: ***
According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada, hazardous driving conditions and travel delays on Interstate 40 from Kingman and east to the county line; and city and county roads could have increased accidents due to slick, snowy roads.
*** You can find the later weather information for the Kingman, Arizona area at the following National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada website: ***
*** The latest road conditions throughout Arizona can be obtained by calling 511 on your phone or by going to the AZ511 website at: ***
Stay tuned to ZachNews as we awaiting “The People’s Convoy” arrival through the Needles, California and Colorado River Tri-State areas.