August 24, 2005
CODEPINK has been supporting Cindy Sheehan in Crawford, Texas since she began her vigil over two weeks ago. We have been on the ground in Crawford, planning support vigils in our communities, and sending love and support through the CODEPINK website. Finally, the tide is turning against this war, and now is the time to take advantage of the momentum.
If you can make it to Crawford for the last weekend of Cindy's vigil, you'll see history in the making. But whether or not you come to Crawford, make your plans now to join us September 24-26 in Washington, D.C. for the largest anti-war mobilization since the war began. We plan to gather under the United for Peace and Justice banner to say:
End the war in Iraq, bring the troops home now Leave no military bases behind Let the Iraqis, not US companies, rebuild Iraq Stop the torture Stop bankrupting our communities No military recruitment in our schools Weekend highlights:
·We'll kick off the weekend with an action on Friday afternoon and then we'll join CODEPINK DC at their weekly vigil outside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. On Saturday, we will be part of a massive rally, march, concert and peace festival. We'll also be part of the weekend-long Green Festival at the DC Convention Center, where you can learn about green businesses, buy fair trade products, and attend lectures by progressive leaders like Cindy Sheehan, Amy Goodman and CODEPINK co-founders. On Monday we will join in the anti-war lobbying on Capital Hill in the morning, and in the afternoon we will participate in the non-violent direct action at the White House, where we plan to deliver the reasons (onemillionreasons.org) we've collected from all over the world telling Bush why we should get out of Iraq. Join us in D.C. for this historic weekend. Click here to learn more about the mass mobilization and to volunteer. If you can't join us, don't forget to visit onemillionreasons.org so we can take your reason to get out of Iraq to the White House. Encourage your friends to submit their reasons as well. With so many of us knocking on the White House door, this is one 'focus group' George W. won't be able to ignore.
In solidarity from Camp Casey and around the nation,
Alicia, Andrea, Dana, Farida, Gael, Grace, Jodie, Medea, Rae, Tiffany and Whitney
Informant: Martin Greenhut
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