A passage from the coverage on Democracy Now!
Ashley Casale and Michael Israel are two determined teenagers who chose to spend their summer walking from San Francisco to Washington, DC to protest the war in Iraq. Ashley will be a sophomore this fall at Wesleyan University. She came up with the idea of a cross-country march for peace last year and set up a website to invite more people to join her. The only person who stuck it out was Michael Israel, an 18 year old just out of high school. Michael joined Ashley after reading about her project on the internet and has been walking with her since they began their journey almost three months ago. – from Democracy Now!
The Democracy Now article page also has a full transcript of the interview with Ashely and Michael.