More than 30 Alaskans have joined what may be the largest convoy of big rigs, RVs, cars and motorcycles ever assembled in America.

Trucks move across Texas on their way to Washington, D.C.

The historic convoy is picking up hundreds of new participants as it snakes its way across the country, with the ultimate goal of rolling into Washington, D.C. to demand an end to President Joe Biden’s national emergency powers concerning Covid, and to formally petition the government to end all Covid mandates and vaccine requirements.

The official “People’s Convoy” began Feb. 23 with an estimated 150 vehicles rolling out of Adelanto, California. The numbers are continuing to swell as the road trip for freedom thunders across the highways and byways of America.

Randy Jackson, a resident of Haines, volunteered to organize the Alaskans who have traveled south to participate.

Jackson hit the road this past Saturday as the auto train snaked across Texas where he spends the winters driving truck part time and visiting with family and friends. In the summer, Jackson works as a truck driver, barge wrangler and equipment operator for Trucano Construction in Southeast Alaska.

He initially heard of The People’s Convoy through the free-speech social media site, Telegram, and was asked to take the lead for the Alaska group.

Jackson described the convoy, not so much as a single motorcade, but more like a river gathering force as numerous tributaries from across the nation gradually join the main current.

“Northern convoys are jumping on Interstate 90. The central ones are jumping on Interstate 80, and our southern brothers are on Interstate 10,” Jackson explained. “We’re running Interstate 40. And we have Alaskans in every one of those groups.”

A Navy veteran, Jackson’s motive for joining the convoy is to see Congress repeal the national emergency regarding Covid, and to strip President Biden of his extraordinary emergency powers.

Ultimately, these caravans will merge for the final trek into the nation’s capital this weekend.

Jackson said he’s been in contact with more than 30 Alaskans, including 15 or 16 drivers. He is currently manning a Dodge pickup truck, towing a fifth wheel trailer.

This past weekend he departed with about 25 vehicles from the San Antonio area and picked up additional vehicles as the rolling parade passed through various towns.

“We just picked up another 30 and now we’re heading to Oklahoma to meet up with the main group,” Jackson said while on the road Feb. 26.

He emphasized that the reality of the convoy is a stark contrast to many mainstream media portrayals that paint it as a bunch of rabble-rousing domestic terrorists.

“I’ve seen nothing but love and comradery amongst all the people – not just in the convoy but people passing us along the highway,” he said. “They’re waving, honking their horns – people are standing in the rain on the overpasses, waiving their flags and cheering for us.”

Jackson reiterated that the motorcade protest is fundamentally a peaceful assembly whereby American citizens can bring specific grievances to their public servants in D.C.

“This is our First Amendment right to petition our government,” he said. “Unfortunately, we’re seeing a lot of pushback from our government.”

A Navy veteran, Jackson said his motive for joining the convoy is to see Congress repeal the national emergency regarding Covid and to strip President Biden of his extraordinary emergency powers.

“Our primary motivation is to petition to our government – to actually deliver petitions to congressional members – about our displeasure with the use of the Emergency Powers Act,” he said. “We want to have our voices heard peacefully, and our hope and prayer is that the government responds amicably and acknowledges that we are peacefully presenting a petition with some very specific points.”

“What a lot of families have gone through, this goes way beyond just the health aspect,” Comingore said. “There is an emotional and spiritual aspect as well.”

In addition to removing the president’s broad emergency powers, Jackson said the convoy wants the government to conduct oversight investigations and hold individuals accountable for damages that they have caused, not just economic but also injuries from adverse reactions to Covid shot mandates, including jabs imposed on military personnel.

“It’s a danger they don’t need to face when they are already out there standing in the breach protecting us,” he said.

Fellow Alaskan Faye Comingore, of Homer, plans to join the convoy as it comes through Indiana. She was inspired to fly south, rent an RV and do her part to protest what she sees as tyrannical Covid mandates that have caused far more harm than good.

“I believe in the purpose of the convoy,” she said. “From the very beginning of this pandemic, I have been an advocate for natural immunity. Just knowing we can overcome most things naturally, why do we still have these mandates in place – especially since so many people have already overcome the effects of the virus?”

She expressed sorrow for families who have lost loved ones due to adverse reactions to the vaccine, as well as those who have been forced to die alone in hospitals due to overly restrictive visitation policies.

“What a lot of families have gone through, this goes way beyond just the health aspect,” Comingore said. “There is an emotional and spiritual aspect as well.”

Like Jackson, Comingore is concerned that the mainstream media is either ignoring the convoy or portraying it as a bunch of radicals who are only clogging up the national supply chain.

“I have a gut feeling that they are going to paint it with a horrible spin,” she said.

“I’ve never been a standout activist for anything in my life, until now,” Comingore added. “I feel that passionate about it. If we allow this to continue, it’s just a steppingstone to more, and it’s just going to set the stage for worse in the future. The more we give in, the more it is going to continue.”

Jackson echoed many of these concerns, reiterating that the stand for liberty is not just for this generation but for those to come and those who have already sacrificed so much.

“It’s my honor to do this,” he said. “There was one guy who asked us to carry his grandfather’s casket flag with us. His father was a World War II medaled veteran. We’ll be flying his flag. We’re doing this for the sacrifices that have already been made and the sacrifices that we may have to make immediately.”

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Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    It’s great what these people are doing. If the top government officials were afraid they would allow these people to come in and speak. Our government is up to something and they know the people are tired of it. They are afraid tge people are going to revolt. Well I think they’re correct. WE THE PEOPLE under the CONSTITUTION of the UNIDED STATES have our rights to protest and peacefully March. It is ok the ANTIFA and BLM March and destroy our cities but law abiding citizens can’t, what wrong with this picture. It’s obvious the democrats are doing things correct or Biden’s rating wouldn’t be the lowest ever. Even Jimmy Carter’s weren’t as low! It’s time for Biden and the administration to change and open the oil fields, pipe lines, ports to offload ships, stop the vaccine mandate and put people back to work. Natural immunity is better that their unproven vaccine that’s killing people. How about tge other side of the story about vaccine. We know now they’ve killed enough people forcing them to get it. Side effect from it. How about the whole story now? What are you hiding? Why won’t you allow news agencies put it out?

  • Terry Tiree says:

    Hope its peaceful, but I have my doubts. Once the grievances start billowing out, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are going to prance about. They have proven themselves to be domestic terrorists. On the other hand, it may just be an annoying clogging of our Capital’s roadways and these elites will have their say.

    • Dixie Hanson says:

      Why would you call truck drivers and average Americans “elites “?

      • Terry Tiree says:

        Dixie, I call them elites because they pretend to be superior to those who thinks differently. They are elite because they will play havoc with the daily round in Washington DC, annoy the locals, and disturb the peace.

      • Barb Melland says:

        Because the fake news media has taught him to think of anybody who dares to disagree with MSM narrative as terroristic elitists. Sad he and others are so programmed that they hate fellow mom and pop working class families as terrorists. But on a better note MSM viewership is shrinking to the point of being abysmal as more realize they have been played.

    • Ric says:

      But you didn’t mention BLM. Why would that be?

    • Leigh says:

      Take a stand would ya. You speak poorly of the proud boys. They are simply sick of govt over reach and taking a stand. They’re being portrayed as terrorists by the media and you’ve bought into it hook, line, and sinker.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    God Bless the convoy
    Breaker breaker Let’s Go Brandon

  • Doug glenn says:

    Terry tiree your are a Marxist stupid nut. Your comments are ignorant at best. You are part of America’s problem, you are weak and stupid. These truckers are absolutely doing the right thing. This is a government for the people by the people.

    • Terry Tiree says:

      Doug: Ouch. But I’ll play along. I’m not a Marxist; I’m a capitalist like you. The truckers have every right to protest and I’m kinda impressed with their commitment; but first, why don’t they address grievances through the administrative process?

      These cute little guys will bitch about tyranny like in Canada while true patriots in Ukraine are literally laying down there lives against tyranny.

      I’ll side with those committed to good things for all of us over the wee grievances of the Trump crowd