White House Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        Contact: Dan Pearson:  312.286.8535

January 24, 2010                                                                          Kathy Kelly:     773.619.2418

Washington, D.C.                                                                         Joshua Brollier 931.436.3616 


Minnesota Contingent of the Peaceable Assembly Campaign

To Commemorate Wars’ Victims at White House Action 


WHEN: 10:30 a.m., January 26, 2010.


WHERE: The White House.


WHAT: A die-in, protesting the U.S. occupation and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, highlighting opposition to the Obama Administration’s recent military escalation in Afghanistan.


WHY: To mark the beginning of President Obama’s second year in office and in support of finding alternatives to U.S. militarism.


WHO: Twenty-seven Minnesotans representing multiple congressional districts who have come to continue lobbying their elected representatives to stop funding for war. The action is the result of a partnership with the Chicago-based anti-war campaign Voices for Creative Nonviolence.



The Peaceable Assembly Campaign seeks an end to the U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and an end to U.S. support of the continued occupation of the Palestinian territories. Begun in September, 2009, and continuing till June 2010, participants will engage in both legal and extralegal (nonviolent civil disobedience/civil resistance) lobbying efforts, urging Representatives and Senators to stop authorizing and funding wars and occupations.


For more information, please visit www.vcnv.org.




Kathy Kelly
Co-coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
1249 West Argyle Street
Chicago, IL  60640

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