Peace Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 14
, 2005
3:15 PM

CONTACT: Peace Action
Scott Lynch, (301) 565-4050 x330, (703) 725-5680 cell
Paul Kawika Martin, (301) 565-4050 x316, (951) 217-7285 cell, pmartin@peace-action.org

 
Groups Rally at White House for Iraq Exit After Woolsey Iraq Hearings

 
WASHINGTON - September 14 - On Thursday, September 15, in Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey will hold a hearing on the Future of Iraq where over 25,000 signatures from the People’s Petition: An Iraq Peace Process will be presented. After the hearing Peace Action Education Fund, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Code Pink, Democrats.com, and Democracy Rising will hold a Get Out of Iraq Now Rally at the White House.

What: Get Out of Iraq Now Rally and Woolsey Hearing on the Future of Iraq

When: Thursday, September 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Hearing, 5:00 PM Rally

Where: Hearing at 122 Cannon House Office Building Rally at Lafayette Square Park (in front of White House)

Who:
Rally: Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (CA-D) and other Congress Members; Gold Star Families for Peace Member, Tia Steele; Member of Military Families Speak Out, and star of "Farenheit 9-11," Lila Lipscomb; Veterans for Peace Board Member, Ellen Barfield; Family member of U.S. soldier serving in Iraq, Jawaid Khan; Code Pink Co-Founder and United for Peace and Justice organizer, Gael Murphy; Peace Action Organizing and Political Director, Paul Kawika Martin; U.S. Labor Against the War Co-Founder, Gene Bruskin; After Downing Street Co-Founder, John Bonifaz; Democracy Rising Director and likely U.S. Senate candidate from Maryland, Kevin Zeese; Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Ray McGovern; Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Erik Leaver; Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg.

Hearing Witnesses include:
U.S. Senator Max Cleland, former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; General Joseph Hoar (Ret. USMC), former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command; Ambassador David Mack, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East and current Vice President of the Middle East Institute; Dr. Ken Katzman, Middle East analyst and Iraq specialist at the Congressional Research Service; Anas Shallal, an Iraqi-American and founder of “Iraqi-Americans for Peaceful Alternatives.” The hearing will be web cast at: http://woolsey.house.gov

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