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United for Peace and Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 24, 2007
7:01 AM

CONTACT: United for Peace and Justice
Hany Khalil, 718-637-7351 mobile

 
Antiwar Movement to Respond to Bush's State of Union Speech
United for Peace and Justice to Announce Details of Major National Peace March in D.C. January 27th
 

WASHINGTON - January 24 -

WHAT: United for Peace and Justice will hold a press conference to provide antiwar movement responses to President Bush's State of the Union speech and announce details of the January 27th March on Washington to End the Iraq War. The march, organized by United for Peace and Justice, is expected to be among the largest peace demonstrations since the war began.

WHERE: Washington, DC, National Press Club, West Room. 529 14th St., NW

WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 9:30 am

WHO: Sponsored by United for Peace and Justice. Speakers include:

- Representative Lynn Woolsey, D-CA

- Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator of United for Peace and Justice

- Olga Vives, Executive Vice-President of the National Organization for Women

- Fred Mason, President of the Maryland-DC labor federation

- Tom Andrews, former member of Congress from Maine and National Director of Win Without War.

Media professionals planning to cover the march should register for press credentials at www.unitedforpeace.org. For interviews with spokespeople for United for Peace and Justice, contact Hany Khalil at 718-637-7351. Click here to download a map of the January 27 rally site logistics.

United 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. www.unitedforpeace.org

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