Monday, September 24, 2007
** Press Conference 9/24 3PM **
ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR
7 days of Resistance & Protest
In front of the Capitol
3rd & Constitution

** Press Conference 9/24 3PM **

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
LeiLani Dowell 1-917-701-7593
Dustin Langley 1-646-354-8056
Frank Neisser 1-617-792-8136
http://troopsoutnow.org


When: Monday, September 24, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Anti-war Encampment on the West Side of the Capitol Reflection Pool,
near 3rd Street on the Capitol Mall


THE DEMOCRATS IN CONGRESS HAVE THE POWER TO CUT OFF WAR FUNDING--THE MOVEMENT MUST MAKE THEM DO IT

MARCH ON WASHINGTON
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
STOP THE WAR BY CUTTING OFF WAR FUNDING

The Troops Out Now Coalition (TONC) will be holding a press conference on Monday, Sept. 24 at 3 pm at the site of a weeklong anti-war Encampment, on the Capitol mall at the west side of the reflection pool.

Participants in Monday's press conference will include:

• Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and other Iraq veterans
• Members of the Hoffman family, which traveled 4,500 miles by bicycle from Portland, Oregon to attend the Encampment
• Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus
• Nana Soul, Artists and Activists United for Peace
• Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler, Plymouth Congregational Church, DC
• Anne Wright, career Army veteran and former State Dept. official
• Larry Holmes, Vietnam War GI resister and spokesperson for TONC
• Representatives from Code Pink, the Green Party, the student movement, labor and the community.


This week, Congress begins preparation for voting on President Bush and the Pentagon's request for $200 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Saturday, Sept. 29, thousands will gather at the anti-war Encampment to march and demand that not one more dollar be approved for war.

TONC spokesperson Larry Holmes said: "The Democrats in Congress don't need enough votes to override a presidential veto in order to cut off all war funding. All the leadership of Congress has to do is simply keep any vote on war funding from coming to the floor, or even getting out of the Senate or House Appropriations committees."

Participants at the press conference will discuss plans for the Sept. 29 march and the five days of action at the Encampment before the big march.

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