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Heroes Rally, Sing, March for Impeachment!
Date Wednesday May 09
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Lytton Plaza
Downtown Palo Alto
University & Emerson
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/AuthorCarol Brouillet
Emailcbrouillet [at] igc.org
Phone650-857-0927
Superman, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman will rally at 1:00 p.m. at
Lytton Plaza in Palo Alto on Wednesday, May 9, 2007 with other heroic
citizens to demand the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. During the rally,
musician August Bullock will sing "Heroes of America"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYgYVcFzw9s, which inspired the theme for this
month’s rally, and the Raging Grannies will also perform.

After the music, “Heroic Citizens for Impeachment” awards will be
presented to Brad Newsham, who organized the two major “Beach Impeach”
events in San Francisco, inspiring Impeachment spellings across the country;
Cynthia Peterson from Code Pink, who organized vigils at Nancy Pelosi’s
mansion as well as rallies and marches for impeachment; Carol Wolman
( http://www.impeachbush-cheney.com), who ran for Congress in 2006 on an
Impeachment platform; and Don Spark from World Can’t Wait, who helped
organize major impeachment events and street actions.

At 2:00 p.m. the heroes will call for impeachment as they march
through downtown Palo Alto to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo’s office at
698 Emerson Street. The rally at Lytton Plaza, which will include
entertainment and refreshments, is open to the public.

The heroes in Palo Alto are not the only ones calling for impeachment.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment against
Vice President Cheney on April 24th. The two cosponsors are US Reps.
Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Janice Schakowsky (D-IL). Congressman John
Murtha mentioned impeachment as an option on CBS’s Face the Nation:

“We need to make this president understand, Mr. President,
the public has spoken. There’s three ways or four ways to
influence a president. One is popular opinion, the election,
third is impeachment and fourth is the purse.”

When Bob Schieffer pressed him on whether impeachment was a serious
option on the table, Murtha responded, “I’m just saying that’s one
way to influence a president.”

On April 28th, “the national day of impeachment” in over 125 locations
across the country, citizens spelled out “IMPEACH” to get their message
across to the public, the press and the Congress. Over 1500 people
gathered on Ocean Beach in San Francisco to spell out “IMPEACH NOW!”
and then “PEACE NOW!” This demonstration, dramatically visible from the
air, was followed by a parade to Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco mansion for
an impeachment rally. Jacob Park’s website for the impeachment actions
at http://www.a28.org was overwhelmed by photos, videos, and reports of
actions from around the U.S. as well as other countries, including Italy
and Egypt.

A concerted effort is underway to pressure Congress and the press to
recognize and stop the criminal activities, including war, being carried out
by the US government.

Congresswoman Eshoo has repeatedly rejected calls for impeachment,
claiming that removing the President would tear the country apart. Brouillet
and other activists intend to remind her that her oath of office requires her
to defend the Constitution against all enemies, even when those who
threaten the Constitution include the President and Vice President.

Sponsors of the event include the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance,
The Santa Clara County Green Party, the Silicon Valley Impeachment Coalition.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 9th, 2007 6:30 AM
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