For Immediate Release
Massive Peace Mobilization For Historic One Nation Rally Calls for Funding Jobs not War
for Peace and Justice, is mobilizing one of the
largest contingents within the One Nation Working Together
coalition. Calling for an immediate end to the wars in Iraq,
Afghanistan and Pakistan, deep cuts in military spending,
and the redirection of resources to meet urgent community
needs, the Peace Table will highlight how these issues are
connected to the current economic crisis and the urgent need
for a comprehensive green jobs program.
Marching behind a
banner that reads Money for Jobs Not Wars, Bring Our
Troops Home Now the peace community will join with
hundreds of thousands of others in the One Nation Working
Together mobilization. Throughout the day, the Peace Table
will distribute thousands of posters, leaflets and stickers
with messaging related to shifting funding priorities away
from war and militarism and into healthcare, education,
re-building infrastructure and other urgent domestic needs.
Table participants include national organizations: Peace
Action, Pax Christi, American Muslim Association of North
America, American Friends Service Committee, CODEPINK, Iraq
Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out;
as well as local grassroots groups such as the Washington
Peace Center, Lincoln Park (IL) Neighbors United for Peace,
and Greater New Haven Peace Council.
Feeder March and Visibility Actions
Where: Old Folk
Life Festival Grounds between 14th and 15th Street and between
Constitution and Madison St. NW - just south east of the
White House, closest to the Federal Triangle Metro
October 2, 2010
10:30 am Peace Table
assembly including a short rally.
11:00 am Peace Table
representatives will be available for interviews at the
peace contingent assembly area near the speakers stage.
11:45 am Peace March
will step off and march from the grounds of the Washington
Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.
For more details about
the Peace Table's plans for October 2, 2010, visit the
website at http://www.onenationforpeace.org/
The Peace Table is the anti-war and peace voice of the One Nation effort. Our 97 organizations represent a wide spectrum of anti-war and peace groups that have come together for the 10.2.10 mobilization to ensure that a clear strong message of peace is seen and heard. All peace and anti-war organizations are welcome to join us.