NEW YORK - December 14 - Today
United for Peace and Justice announced plans to march for an end to the
occupation of Iraq in Washington, D.C.
Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator of UFPJ, said, "On
Election Day the voters delivered a dramatic, unmistakable mandate for peace.
Now it's time for action. As the new Congress gets underway, on Saturday, January 27, we will converge
from all around the country in Washington, D.C., to send
a strong, clear message to Congress and the Bush Administration: The People Have Spoken, Now Congress Must
Act. End the War in Iraq - Bring the Troops Home Now!"
for Peace and Justice is working to bring people from every congressional
district in the country to gather to express support for those members of
Congress who are prepared to take immediate action against the war; to pressure
those who are hesitant to act; and to speak out against those who remain tied
to a failed policy.
Nonviolent mass march on Washington to call
on the new Congress to move quickly to implement the voters' mandate for peace.
For more information, visit http://www.unitedforpeace.org
Washington, D.C. - details
of the march route are still being finalized.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
United for Peace and Justice
National organizations already mobilizing for the January 27th march include Peace Action; the American Friends Service Committee; the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Gold Star Families for Peace, and Veterans for Peace; the National Organization for Women; CodePINK:Women for Peace; the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; U.S. Labor Against the War; National Youth and Student Peace Coalition; the Green Party of the United States. Scores of local, regional and national peace and justice groups have endorsed the march.
for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) is the largest U.S. peace
and justice coalition with more than 1,400 member groups under its umbrella.
Since its founding in October 2002, UFPJ has spurred hundreds of protests and
rallies around the country, including the largest marches against the Iraq war. http://www.unitedforpeace.org