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For Immediate Release

Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK co-founder, 415-235-6517
Liz Hourican, 202-903-3363

Today: CODEPINK Demands the Presidential Candidates Reject Bailout

Take thousands of signatures to their DC offices saying "Provide Leadership: Protect the Peace, Not Wall Street"


In the face of a Senate vote on the biggest
give-away of our tax dollars in our nation's history, CODEPINK will
tell both Sen. McCain and Sen. Obama that our country's leadership is
in crisis and demand that they, presidential candidates, show some
backbone and call for a bailout of Main Street, not Wall Street.

WHAT: CODEPINK march to D.C. offices of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama with signatures demanding leadership, not bailout

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Weds., Oct. 1

WHERE: Begin at office of Sen. John McCain (Russell 241) and march to office of Sen. Barack Obama (Hart 713), Washington, DC

"Both presidential candidates said they were ready to vote for this
atrocious Wall Street bailout that the people have rejected. Is that
leadership? We want the future president of this country to stand up
for average Americans, not billionaires," said Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK

"How outrageous that a bill that couldn't even pass the House because
of a popular uprising should be supported by both presidential
candidates! It's time for them to stop giving us populist rhetoric and
give us real solutions that help working class Americans," said Gael
Murphy of CODEPINK DC.

CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs.

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