October 2015

October 30, 2015- 2015 National Walking Summit Paves the Way to a Walkable America 
The 2015 National Walking Summit took place in Washington, DC this week and hosted 500 participants at the premier event taking steps towards creating America a great place to walk. The Summit brought together organizations, advocates, businesses and leaders from local, state and federal government to discuss and advance a variety of topics related to the walking movement. Read More Here

October 28, 2015- America Walks Brings 150 Advocates to Capitol Hill
America Walks, as part of the 2015 National Walking Summit, led the Walk the Hill Day on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Over 150 local advocates visited offices of the US Senate and US House of Representatives to discuss issues of walking and promoting walkable communities for every American. Read more. 

October 21, 2015- New Jay Walljasper Article “A Good Place for Everyone to Walk”
We are excited to offer Jay Walljasper’s latest article “A Good Place for Everyone to Walk.” Walking is a powerful tool to change the world as well as a fundamental human right. Jay explores this tool and right as he looks at how walking plays a critical role in the question of justice. To read the article, click here.

October 16, 2015- America Walks Hosts Regional Office Webinar
This webinar is the first part in an exciting new initiative to bring together local advocates, federal agencies and our network to grow the work being done to make America a great place to walk! Watch a recording of the webinar here. 

October 9, 2015- America Walks Hosts What’s Happening in Washington Webinar
America Walks was excited to host the “What’s Happening in Washington” webinar as part of their efforts to prepare constituents to pound the pavement at Walk the Hill Day on October 28 during the 2015 National Walking Summit. Participants heard from leaders on current issues and what to expect from their day of advocacy. Watch the webinar here.