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Peace March and Rally to Bring the Troops Home
Date Sunday March 20
Time 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
1:30 p.m.: Marchers Gather at San José Diridon Train Station, 65 Cahill Street, San José
3:00 p.m.: Rally at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, on Market Street between San Fernando and E. San Carlos, San José
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center - Paul or Julia
On the second anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, there will be a regional march and rally in San José to protest the ongoing occupation. The march will begin at 1:30 p.m. at San José Diridon Train Station and end at Plaza de Cesar Chavez, where the rally will begin at 3:00 p.m. The march will stop at the San José Veterans Memorial for a brief ceremony.

There will also be an alternative gathering for marchers at the First Unitarian Church of San José, 160 N. 3rd St., where an Interfaith Service for Peace will begin at 1:30 p.m. Service-goers will then join the main march at the Veterans Memorial.

We will demand that the Bush administration bring the U.S. troops home, cease its pursuit of a new American empire, and spend our tax dollars on the jobs, education, health care, and housing that are so desperately needed in this country.

Take the Peace Train! Caltrain #430 arrives at San Jose Diridon station at 1:36 p.m. More information about the event is available at

The march and rally is being organized by the Peninsula/South Bay Peace Council, a collaboration of over 35 peace and justice organizations based in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties who have joined forces to oppose the ongoing deadly occupation of Iraq. To volunteer, contact South Bay Mobilization at (408) 998-8504 or Peninsula Peace and Justice Center at (650) 326-8837.

Initial endorsers (in alphabetical order): Americans for a Palestinian State, American Muslim Voice, Arab American Democratic Caucus, Barrio Defense Committee, Californians For Justice, Campus Greens of San José State University, Community Homeless Alliance Ministry, Council on American Islamic Relations, Democratic World Federalists, First Unitarian Church of San José, Green Party of Santa Clara County, Iranian Society for Human Rights (Northern California), Jewish Voice for Peace, Justice for Palestinians, Labor Party San José Local Organizing Committee, Los Altos Voices for Peace, Mountain View Voices for Peace, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, Northern California War Tax Resisters, Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, San José Peace Center, SEIU Local 715 Civil and Human Rights Committee, Silicon Valley Debug, Social Education and Action Committee of the Santa Clara County Council of Churches, South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council, South Bay Labor for Peace and Justice, South Bay Mobilization, Students for Justice, United for Peace and Justice (San José), Annie and the Vets/Veterans for Peace Cultural Project, Veterans for Peace: Chapters 69 and 101, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (San José and Peninsula Branches), World Centric
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