2018 FED UP! Rally, #OpioidMarch and Artful Advocacy Event

Save the Date and start making plans to join us in Washington, D.C. for the 6th annual FED UP! Rally and our first Artful Advocacy event.

For almost a decade, the FED UP! Coalition has been unifying families, organizations, and allies from across our nation who’ve stood together in an alliance to end the opioid epidemic. With another year of increased deaths, there is still much work to be done.  We will be holding our  6th annual FED UP! Rally and @OpioidMarch in Washington D.C. along with our first Artful Advocacy event to bring awareness to the need for action NOW!

We’re FED UP! and we’re calling for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids. The FED UP! Coalition does not, and will never, collect funds from pharmaceutical companies or the trade organizations lobbying on their behalf.

Artful Advocacy Event 

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018  5:00-8:30pm

WHAT: Join us for a special evening where we’ll immerse ourselves in multiple forms of art focused on America’s opioid crisis, including art, music, dance and film.

WHERE: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street NW, Washington D.C. 20001


Sackler Museum Demonstration

WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10 a.m.

WHAT: We recently marched around the Sackler Family’s Purdue Pharma headquarters in Connecticut and we’re not stopping now!  Join FED UP!, Team Sharing, Inc. and The Voices Project to protest the Sackler Family’s fortune made from OxyContin, the drug that has killed thousands of our loved ones. After, we’ll continue our events for the day at the FED UP! Rally in Freedom Plaza

WHERE: Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries. 1050 Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC

FED UP! Rally 

WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 2018

  • 3:00pm  Networking on Freedom Plaza
  • 5:00pm  Program
  • 6:30pm   #OpioidMarch to the White House

WHY: Immediate action from our Federal agencies is needed to prevent new cases of opioid addiction, to prevent more overdose deaths and to ensure access to effective treatment for millions who have become addicted.

WHERE: Freedom Plaza, Corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Spread the word. Why are you FED UP!?

  • FED UP 2018 Flyers JPG | PDF)
  • Start the discussion on social media. Invite others to join you in the movement to end the opioid epidemic. Use the hashtags #FEDUP2018 and #OpioidMarch
  • Stay current on the latest updates of the FED UP! Coalition and our event by signing up for our mailing list and by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. (Be sure to add info@feduprally.org to your address book so you receive our email communications)
  • Learn about our past events and read our platform.

Plans are again underway to help our members and partners create International Overdose Awareness Day events in their communities. View the flyer here.

Please contact Emily Walden at emilywalden@feduprally.org  to ask about a FED UP! International Overdose Awareness Day event in your area … or offer to plan one using our FED UP! Rally Planning Toolkit which contains everything you would need to know.