Saturday, September 29, 2007
Media Advisory: Thousands to march to demand: "Stop the War at Home & Abroad!"
Thousands to march to demand:
"Stop the War at Home & Abroad!"


Culmination of Week-Long Encampment in Front of Congress

Opening Rally: 12 noon
March Begins: 2 pm



Media Check in: Sign in at Media sign-in table at the Encampment to Stop the War

(Washington, D.C.) Activists from across the U.S., some from as far away as Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and Portland, Oregon, have been encamped in front of the Capitol Building for almost a week to demand that Congress cut off all funding for the war in Iraq.

Today, they will be joined by thousands of antiwar protesters from across the U.S., coming from more than 75 organizing centers, for a massive march to demand, "Stop the War at Home and Abroad!" Buses, cars, and vans are coming from as far away as Florida and Detroit. Students have been mobilizing from the University of Florida, Rutgers University in New Jersey, as well as many local campuses, including Howard University, George Washington University, Catholic University of America, the University of Maryland, the Univeristy of the District of Columbia, and Gallaudet University.

Today's events will begin with a 12 Noon opening rally at the Encampment site, located on the west side of the Capitol at 3rd & Constitution. Speakers will include former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War, several members of the cast of SiCKO, Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, as well as military family members, antiwar activists, labor activists and community organizers.

The march will step off at 2 pm and will pass by FEMA, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. The purpose of this route is to draw attention to the resources that should be invested in health care instead of being spent on war; the ongoing injustices in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; and the scapegoating of immigrants.

March Route

March out on Maryland Avenue
Left on 3rd St.
Go to Department of Health and Human Services
Right on Independence Avenue
Left on 4th St.
Go to Department of Education
Right on C Street
Right on Maryland
Right on Independence
Left on 3rd St.
Left on Massachusetts
Right on I Street
Stop at ICE
Right on 4th St.
Left on Massachusetts
Right on 3rd St.


***Some activists not associated with march organizers are planning to engage in acts of peaceful civil disobedience.
posted by Stop War @ 10:41 AM  
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If you can't join us at the Encampment - you can still be a part of this mobilzation to Stop the War at Home and Abroad. Please consider making a generous donation to help cover the costs of transportation, food, tents, sound equipment, and much more. You can donate online donate online at http://troopsoutnow.org/donate.shtml.

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