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