Saturday, March 10, 2007
Things You Need to Know About the Encampment to Stop the War
Things You Need to Know About the Encampment to Stop the War


Dear Anti-war Activist,


WELCOME to the Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC) Anti-war Encampment!

Along with your militant anti-war activism, the TONC organizers are asking for your cooperation in order to create safety and unity during the encampment. Below are important TONC principles of unity as well as governmental regulations that each activist needs to follow while participating at the encampment. We appreciate your solidarity and look forward to fighting together to end the war.

Sincerely,
The TONC Encampment Organizers

According to the Parks Department:
  • This is a legally permitted 24-hour wakeful vigil. While activists are encouraged to pitch their tents as a form of protest against the war, under Washington DC law, there can be NO SLEEPING on federal property. Organizers of the encampment have been told that the Parks Department will enforce this rule. Several alternatives for sleeping arrangements are included in your packet.
  • Tents can be staked, up to 18 inches and must have at least one side open at all times.
  • Because the encampment will be patrolled by law enforcement, we ask that there be NO alcohol or illegal drugs used under any circumstance, at any time while at the encampment.

From the TONC Organizers:
  • If you are ever approached by a representative of a Law Enforcement agency or the Parks Department with concerns about the encampment, please direct them to a TONC organizer.
  • The Troops Out Now Coalition believes the only way to stop the war at home and abroad is by building a militant and diverse grassroots movement. We ask each participant to join us in our commitment to have the anti-war encampment be a political environment that is anti-racist, anti-sexist and free of anti-lesbian, gay, bi and trans bigotry.
  • In case of any medical, legal or other emergency, please call TONC DC hotline at 202-821-3686.
posted by Stop War @ 9:29 PM  
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