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Join the Coalition to Get the Stop Funding the War Coalition to Stop Funding the War
The Coalition to Get the Stop Funding the War Coalition to Stop Funding the War (CGSFWCSFW) announced plans today for a mid-day protest on Monday, March 19, 2007, at the Stop Funding the War Coalition's rally in front of Nancy Pelosi's district office at the San Francisco Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue.
While the Stop Funding the War Coalition pleads with the facade of the Federal Building for Nancy Pelosi to stop funding the war, the CGSFWCSFW will be pleading with the members of the Stop Funding the War Coalition to pledge that they will stop paying their federal income tax, half of which goes to military spending.
Henretha Rouy, local coordinator of CGSFWCSFW, said "We have had enough of waiting around for politicians to take action. If those of us in the peace movement use our own power instead of begging officials to use theirs, we might actually stop this war and prevent the next one too. It's way past time for those of us who say we stand for peace to put our money where our mouths are. Don't pretend you can oppose the war with your rhetoric while you're paying for it with every paycheck. The power of the purse begins with us -- let's cut the war funding at the source."
The Stop Funding the War Coalition is an ad hoc coalition of Bay Area community based organizations and concerned citizens that oppose the war in Iraq. Groups endorsing the rally on March 19 include: American Friends Service Committee, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Declaration of Peace, Global Exchange, Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Libertarian Party of San Francisco, Military Families Speak Out, Mountain View Voters for Peace, Pacifica Peace People, Peace Action of San Mateo County, United for Peace and Justice - Bay Area, Veterans for Peace and Voters for Peace.
The Coalition to Get the Stop Funding the War Coalition to Stop Funding the War is ad hoc, solus ipse, and quid pro quo. It encourages people interested in putting their money where their mouths are by cutting off their war funding to contact:
National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee
War Resisters League
Northern California War Tax Resistance