SILVER SPRING, Maryland - March 16 - Peace Action Education Fund (PAEF) will participate in at least 50 events in 15 states over the next week to bring our troops home and rebuild Iraq. These events are part of over 500 events in the United States called by United for Peace and Justice -- a coalition of over 1,300 groups -- and several hundred events outside the U.S.
"George Bush's invasion of Iraq three years ago has cost this country dearly and it's time to bring the troops home and begin the healing. Bush's war has destroyed tens of thousands of lives, made the U.S. one of the most loathed countries in the world, and left Iraq in the midst of a civil war brought about by the occupation," said Kevin Martin, executive director of PAEF.
"The U.S. House is poised to approve another $72 billion 'emergency supplemental' appropriation to further fund Bush's failure in Iraq. To begin the healing and to work towards peace, Congress should be demanding a troop withdrawal. The only 'emergency supplemental' budget should be to fund the urgent need to ensure the safe exit of our troops," concluded Mr. Martin.
Notes to Editors: Representatives from these local events available for interview. A full list of local events is available upon request.
New Hampshire - Concord. Peace March to the Concord State House; Contact Anne Miller, NH Peace Action, phone: 603-228-0559.
Kansas City, MO - March 19th Rally sponsored by the Kansas City Iraq Task Force; Contact Lynn and Chris Cheatum, phone: 816- 561-1181.
Wisconsin - Rally and March End the War Now! Bring ALL Our Troops Home! Saturday, March 18, 12 noon; Contact Julie Enslow or George Martin, Peace Action of Wisconsin, phone: 414-964-5158 work, 414-745-5740 cell.
New Jersey - Saturday, March 18: 2 PM Rally and March from Trenton, NJ to Morrisville, PA over the "Trenton Makes, the World Takes" Bridge: End the War in Iraq and at Home;
Contact: The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action, 609-924-5022 work; 609-937-6931 cell.
PAEF is sister organization of Peace Action, the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 30 states. Web: http://www.Peace-Action.org