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Progressive Democrats of America 
APRIL 19, 2005
2:24 PM
CONTACT: Progressive Democrats of America 
Kevin Spidel, 602-373-6990
California Democratic Party Calls for Withdrawal from Iraq

WASHINGTON -- April 19 -- This past weekend, at the California State Democratic Party Convention in Los Angeles, the largest gathering of state-party Democrats in the nation, activists with Progressive Democrats of America led by PDA Executive Director Tim Carpenter successfully lobbied 2,000 delegates to pass a resolution calling for the termination of the occupation of Iraq. The resolution included specific language demanding the withdrawal of American troops from that country. "The California Democratic party," reads the resolution in part, "calls for the termination of the occupation...of American troops in Iraq."

To read the full resolution go to:

"This is part of a growing campaign," said Carpenter. "PDA plans to promote similar resolutions in many states in order to build pressure on Washington to end the war. We are also working through our local chapters around the country to encourage congress members to sign onto Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey's resolution to bring the troops home."

See House Concurrent Resolution 35:

For interviews with Tim Carpenter, contact Kevin Spidel (602) 373-6990

About Progressive Democrats of America:
Progressive Democrats of America is one of the fastest growing political organizations in the country. PDA is currently active in all 50 states. PDA was formed to provide a counter-balance inside the Democratic Party to the Democratic Leadership Council. PDA has a national policy board of noteworthy thought leaders who are formulating the true Progressive position on issues of national security, economic progress, shared prosperity, sustainable ecology, equality for all and a peaceful, just future. Learn more about Progressive Democrats of America by visiting:


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