Monday, September 24, 2007
On Saturday, October 27, people from all walks of life will gather at sites around the country for 11 regional demonstrations against the ongoing occupation of Iraq. George Bush doesn't care what millions of voters and citizens of the world think, but maybe our Congressional representatives do.
From United for Peace: "With each passing month, nearly 100 service-people and countless more Iraqis are killed, some 12 billion of our tax dollars are spent, and the death and destruction continue. Our communities – from New Orleans to Minneapolis – are neglected and suffer the consequences."
Regional demonstrations will be held simultaneously in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans, Orlando, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Jonesborough, Tennessee.
After every demonstration, news commentators (if they discuss it at all) say, "Well, there were only 500,000 people at that event!" But what if there were 500,000 people at 11 simultaneous events?
YOU can go to the Chicago event. It starts and 1 p.m. and ends at around 5 p.m. Buses are going from all over Wisconsin, including Madison and Prairie du Chien. Milwaukee will send at least 15 buses. Amtrak's a possibility but you'll have to stay overnight. Carpooling in an efficient vehicle makes sense, too.
What about La Crosse? We CAN do it. Won't you give up ONE DAY to demand an end to a war that is costing us about $10 BILLION per month? Email me if you plan to go. If you would like to help secure a bus, let me know that. If you can drive others, tell me how many. I will add all names to a temporary e-list so we can coordinate as many people as possible getting to this important event.
For more info about buses from Madison, Milwaukee and other sites around the state, visit Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. We will post info about local transportation options as they are finalized.
Posted by Cathy Van Maren at Monday, September 24, 2007