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West Coast Anti-War Mass March

Date:
Saturday, January 18, 2003
Time:
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
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Gather: at 11 AM at Embarcadero Plaza. Embarcadero & Market St. Embarcadero BART stop. Across the street from the Amtrak SF shuttle drop off and four blocks from the Greyhound Bus Station. March to a 1 PM rally at Civic Center Plaza.

The new year is here and our peace movement is growing by the second. We need everyone who can to contribute to San Francisco's January 18, 2003 peace march in whatever way you can to make it the best yet. Print, copy and distribute the flyer for the march: http://www.internationalanswer.org/pdf/Jan18_SF_Eng_flyer.pdf Help make this march happen by donating towards the enormous costs of the mobilization at http://www.progressunity.org click on Donate, then click on ANSWER or see: http://www.internationalanswer.org/donate.html We had 100,000 on October 26, 2002 and we had 200,000 at 2 maches a week apart in January 1991 during the last Persian Gulf massacre. Considering we have about 11 million people in Northern California, how about working for 1 million people marching for peace in San Francisco? With your help in the form of financial contributions, labor and or time, we can do it. RAIN OR SHINE, WE WILL MARCH FOR PEACE. If it rains, bring your rain gear and hopefully we will march under 1 million umbrellas! From: http://www.iacenter.org West Coast Anti-War Mass March -- Sat. Jan. 18, 2003, in San Francisco Gather: at 11 AM at Embarcadero Plaza. Embarcadero & Market St. Embarcadero BART stop. Across the street from the Amtrak SF shuttle drop off and four blocks from the Greyhound Bus Station. March to a 1 PM rally at Civic Center Plaza. West Coast Anti-War March Saturday, January 18 -- San Francisco No War on Iraq! San Francisco March Will Parallel Washington, DC Mass Anti-War March National Grassroots Peace Congress Convening in Washington, DC next day VoteNoWar.org Referendum to be Announced at Peace Congress For more information, please contact A.N.S.W.E.R. at 415-821-6545, email answer@actionsfbay.org , or go to http://www.internationalanswer.org or http://www.votenowar.org . International A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) 2489 Mission St., Rm. 24 San Francisco, CA 94110 or Phone: 415-821-6545 or Fax: 415-821-5782 Email: answer@actionsfbay.org or Web: http://www.internationalanswer.org , http://www.votenowar.org Jan 18, 2003, West Coast org centers as of November 20, 2002 Redding/Shasta, CA 530 275 8559 Chico, CA 530 893 9078 Chico Peace and Justice Santa Clara, CA 408 855 0715 Mariposa, CA 209 966 4894 Fresno, CA 559 485 6356 Eureka/Arcata, CA 707 443 7926 Redwood Peace and Justice Placerville/El Dorado, CA 530 642 1120 El Dorado Peace and Justice Modesto/ Merced 209 484 0226cell/ 209 821 6454 Seattle 206 325 0085 Seattle ANSWER office Spokane, WA 509 838 7870 So. Oregon 541 482 6543 Tucson, AZ turnwind_az@yahoo.com Reno, NV stewartreno@yahoo.com Hundreds of Volunteers urgently needed for Jan. 18 -- outreach, logistical, monitors, legal, medical. Help make it happen! (Please contact us if you can help on that day.) Information about the Jan. 18 march in SF to Stop War on Iraq. Yesterday, nearly 100 activists squeezed into the A.N.S.W.E.R. office for the first organizing meeting of the new year, an promising sign! We encourage all those who are able to join us in these last 15 days before the National Anti-War Marches. Decide to make history! We must do everything we can to stop the war before it starts! Volunteer: To make this event a success, hundreds of volunteers are needed to help out in many areas! If you would like to volunteer, email J18volunteer@actionsfbay.org. Help is needed for handing out literature and placards, selling buttons & bumper stickers, monitoring & collection and more. Also, come in to the office from 9 A.M. to 9 P.M. to pick up leaflets to distribute, join postering teams, make alert phone calls, and help prepare signs and banners. If you are a lawyer or have a legal background or education and can volunteer to be a legal observer, respond to J18legal@actionsfbay.org. Legal Observer training is tentatively scheduled for Saturday January 11th at 12noon at 2489 Mission St. Rm. 24; call 415-821-6545 to confirm. If you have a medical background and can volunteer to be on the medical team, respond to mailto:J18medical@actionsfbay.org and a coordinator of the team will contact you for an orientation. If you can volunteer for other areas on January 18th to help carry out the march respond to mailto:J18volunteer@actionsfbay.org. Volunteer orientation on the day of is at 9 AM at Embarcadero Plaza. - Organize a volunteer team of co-workers, friends or family to take on an area of responsibility. Have your organization represented with the people who work to carry out the march. - Teams with aprons from work are needed to sell buttons and stickers to help pay for the march. Show your workplace is against the war! - Come to a volunteer orientation & training! Sat. 1/11 at 11 am, 1pm, or 3 pm Tues. 1/14 at 7 pm Thur 1/16 at 7 pm or Fri 1/17 at 7 pm (Orientations are at 2489 Mission St. in Room 30) - Come to the next ANSWER Activist meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7th at 2489 Mission St. Rm #30 Call 415-821-6545 for info On January 18th, volunteers are needed to: - Load and set up the tables, tents, signs and banners - Greet busses arriving form all over the western U.S. for the march. - Be part of the Medical Team - Be Legal Observers - Distribute picket signs, sell buttons and T-Shirts to help pay for the march, and collect donations - Monitor the march and rallies; help move thousands of people through the streets of SF saying no to war. - Staff organizing tables, pass out leaflets, help people get more information about how to stop the war. - Help clean up the Embarcadero and Civic Center rallying sites, take down and loading. For more information on the San Francisco march, see: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/logisticssf.html www.internationalanswer.org/pdf/Jan18_SF_Eng_flyer.pdf
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