This morning, we were invited to breakfast at Human Rights First headquarters in Washington.
We were happy to meet some of the DC staff. Jeffrey told stories of our Rides—once he starts, it’s hard to get him to stop!—and Elisa, her colleagues, and Jeffrey exchanged ideas about how better to effect policy change through the Rides and through Human Rights First programs.
Meanwhile, Nancy finished her business meetings and explored the National Portrait Gallery. More chiefs!
After dinner with a DC friend, the humans walked to the National Mall.
We have biked only 813 miles of our annual Ride thousand mile minimum. Chief Nancy says that after Jeffrey’s PE and pneumonia that suspended our San Jose to Seattle Ride, the hot humid Indiana to Louisiana Ride with adjustments for moviemaking, and a third Ride in DC and Virginia, we have worried her enough for one year. She wants us to stop until next spring.
Nancy being THE Chief, we must hasten to obey.
We’ll tie up some loose ends in the coming few days, and will post a summing-up when we’re back in New York City.
In the meantime, we thank you for showing your support by reading our words and following our adventures. If you want to help further the goals of the Ride, consider HRF’s refugee protection efforts—
“Our Asylum Representation Program, which recruits and trains lawyers to represent refugees on a pro bono basis, is one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind in the country. Its impact could hardly be more profound: liberty instead of oppression, and sometimes life instead of death, for thousands of people. And beginning with the Refugee Act of 1980, which we helped draft, we’ve been at the forefront of all major reforms to the asylum system.”
—and if you haven’t yet done so (and earned your souvenir postcard signed by Jeffrey and me), we invite you to donate to Human Rights First.
See you next week!