WASHINGTON - March 17 - The national coalition Win Without War and MoveOn.org will hold a news conference Wednesday, March 17 with families of soldiers serving, injured, or killed in Iraq to call on Congress to censure President George W. Bush for misleading the American people in the lead-up to the war.
The news conference will be held while the House debates the first resolution on Iraq since the U.S. led invasion one year ago.
WHO: Former U.S. Rep. Tom Andrews, National Director, Win Without War;
Peter Schurman, Executive Director, MoveOn.org;
Joseph Cirincione, Director for Non-Proliferation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
Sue Niederer, of Pennington, NJ whose son was killed in Iraq last month, and other family members of soldiers in Iraq.
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WHAT: Call for Congress to pass a motion of censure of the President for misrepresenting the truth about intelligence concerning nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and links between Al Qaeda and the government of Saddam Hussein.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Cannon Terrace
Win Without War and its member organizations, including MoveOn.org, True Majority and Working Assets, together have gathered more than 600,000 petition signatures and messages urging censure, a campaign that is only just beginning. Each of 435 House offices will have petitions delivered to them this week.
Many of the participating organizations have seen explosive growth since the rev-up to the war began last year. MoveOn.org, a progressive online organization, alone has increased its membership from 400,000 to more than 2 million, largely on the strength of its opposition to the Bush war effort.
Win Without War is a coalition of 42 national organizations representing broad constituencies that advocate that international cooperation and enforceable international law provide the greatest security for the United States and the world. The coalition offers a mainstream, patriotic voice for engaging opinion makers, activating concerned citizens, and communicating to the media.