CODEPINK / Miles For Peace: Young Iranian Peace Activists Bike to White House for Peace
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 12, 2007
CONTACT: CODEPINK / Miles For Peace
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK 415 235-6517
Ali Nasri, Miles for Peace 832 594-5950
Young Iranian Peace Activists Bike to White House for Peace
Bikers Will Bike From Congress to The White House To Spread Message of Peace
WASHINGTON - JULY 12
Who: "Miles for Peace", an extraordinary group of 14 young Iranian men
and women who have been bicycling around the United States and Europe
for peace along with members of CODEPINK and other DC-based Iranian
Where: 10am CODEPINK House, 712 5th St NE great photo opps!
1pm-2pm Cafeteria in the Rayburn building, South of the Capitol at 1st
and C St SW
2pm bike ride from Rayburn building to White House, great photo opps!
3pm at the White House, across from Lafayette park, for press
availability more great photo opps!
When: Thursday, July 12, 10am start time, 3pm last press opportunity
Who: Miles for Peace, has been cycling throughout Europe and the
United States since May 10. Their goal has been to promote
people-to-people ties and present awards to elected officials
promoting friendship. As young people, they represent the 70% of the
Iranian people who are under the age of 30, and are trying to ensure a
better future for their generation.
Washington DC will be the final leg of their U.S. journey (from here
they will be traveling to the Vatican to meet with the Pope). They
have been meeting with Members of Congress to talk about promoting ties
of friendship with the people of Iran.
These are eloquent young women and men that speak from the heart and
represent the Iranian people that want to work and connect with
Americans to stop the saber rattlings for war. They are on their way
to the Vatican to visit the Pope, this is the last stop on their US