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CODEPINK: Pink Police to Cite Members of Congress For Excessive Vacationing

March 12, 2008
2:57 PM

Vin Gopal, 732-299-5625
Gael Murphy, 202-412-6700
Desiree Fairooz, 202-423-8654

Pink Police to Cite Members of Congress For Excessive Vacationing

WASHINGTON, DC - March 12 - Concerned women from around the country are gathering in Washington DC today to 'blow the whistle' on congress for their decision to condone a widespread stop-loss policy in the military. This policy requires soldiers to involuntarily extend their tours (while congress extends their vacation).

"It is immoral for congress to go on vacation while they are making American soldiers involuntarily extend their tours," stated CODEPINK Washington D.C. Coordinator Gael Murphy.

CODEPINK will be handing out citations to members of congress as they leave Capitol Hill for their second vacation in two months. CODEPINK is joining over a dozen other organizations in calling on congress to stop this policy and end the war before going on vacation. For more information, visit

WHEN: Today, March 12, 5:00pm

WHERE: Metro South Capitol (behind House Congressional buildings)

CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. For more info visit


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