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|Dems Bought the War Press Conference:Vets for Peace,Military Families Speak Out, Iraq Vets|
|Date||Monday March 26|
|Time||10:30 AM - 12:30 PM|
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Federal Building 450 Golden Gate @ Polk
There was an action last Monday, March 19--the beginning of the fifth year of the war on Iraq--where VFP members Ted Sexauer , Bill Schwalb, and Paul Cox accompanied MFSO and IVAW members to Pelosi’s office in the SF Federal building and refused to leave until the Congresswoman agreed to stop funding the war. Twelve of us were arrested and cited for creating a disturbance.
NOW, Pelosi and many of the other Democrats have passed a funding bill for the war, thereby buying it. Tomorrow, Monday, March 26, at 10:30, we are going to return to the Pelosi’s office to present her with a formal Certificate of Ownership of the war. MFSO has made up a great certificate and would like VFP to participate.
We will NOT be inviting arrest, and the action will consist of a press conference and short presentation ceremony. Please try to come by. 10:30 am.
From: Anne Roesler [mailto:just_ world@comcast. net]
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 10:33 AM
Subject: Dems bought the war; Monday event at NP's office
As you've most likely heard, the House passed the Supplemental Appropriations Bill this morning, providing additional funding for the ongoing war in Iraq . Only 8 Democrats acted as true leaders, refused to give in, and voted against the Bill. You can read the roll call at http://www.afterdowningstr eet.org.
This means that the Democrats can no longer point the finger of blame for this war at the Republicans. They've now bought the war; they own it; they must take responsibility for the military personnel and innocent Iraqis who will die as a result of this action. Many of us want them to know how disappointed we are in their action, and their unwillingness to stand up to the Administration, and we want them to own the responsibility that is now theirs. Because Pelosi crafted the Bill and worked so hard to get it passed, she is the initial focus of our attention. There will be a press conference at the Federal Building in S.F. on Monday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m., where we will explain all of this. Afterwards, members of MFSO, GSFSO, IVAW, and VFP will deliver a Certificate of Ownership to Pelosi's office. A copy of the certificate is available on the MFSO website, for your review. If you'd like to join us in this action, please either email or call me at 408 205-2199.
Thank you for your support.