Rep. Ron Kind, who has never met a war funding bill he didn't like (or at least didn't vote for) has agreed to meet with some of the protesters who piled into his office on November 1, just after four other protesters were sentenced for trespassing earlier this year (see below). The meeting will occur at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 12.
Only the protesters are allowed to meet with him, but we would like to show our support for them and for their demand - NO MORE FOR WAR - by standing near his office, Fifth Avenue and Jay Street, on Monday morning from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
The Democrats have been a BIG disappointment when it comes to doing something about ending the conquest of Iraq. Their new package provides $50 Billion more for war, with a weak, non-committal withdrawal request. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, claims that if Bush vetoes the funding which includes a timeline for withdrawal, she will not put forward another funding bill this year.
Pelosi may be caught between conservative "Democrats" (I thought we'd gotten rid of those when Lyndon Johnson ordered desegregation in the south?) and the progressive caucus. But the American people couldn't be more clear. "The American people want out."