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Iraq Moratorium: Antiwar Banners at Freeway Overpasses
Date Friday July 18
Time 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Overpasses in the Peninsula and South Bay
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace and Justice Center
Emailmoratorium [at]
Phone650-326-8837 (PPJC)
Part of the Iraq Moratorium campaign, a monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war. On the third Friday of each month, we are taking the time to show our President and Congress that our troops must be brought home, now!

This month, we'll be taking to the streets...well, the highways anyway. We'll be holding banners and signs on overpasses during commute times demanding an end to the Iraq war. Come help create a human billboard at a confirmed location&time or initiate one at a location&time of your own.*

Confirmed locations/times:

San Mateo: Monte Diablo pedestrian crossing overpass on 101, hopefully over both north- and southbound lanes. 5:00 p.m. til our arms get tired. Contact San Mateo Peace Action (Mike Caggiano): 650-342-8244 or smpa [at]

Palo Alto: Embarcadero Road on the Highway 101 overpass, north/west side (the side with the sidewalk). 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Contact Peninsula Peace and Justice Center: 650-326-8837 or ppjc [at]

Mountain View: Rengstorff Ave. on the Highway 101 overpass. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Contact PPJC: 650-326-8837 or ppjc [at]

Mountain View: Shoreline Ave. on the Highway 101 overpass (sidewalks on both sides). 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Contact Tian Harter (Mountain View Voices for Peace): tnharter [at]

Sunnyvale: Combined with the regular Peace Vigil. W. Fremont Ave. and N. Mary Ave. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Contact Sunnyvale Voices for Peace: 408-749-1914.

San Jose: Combined with the regular Friday Peace Vigil. San Carlos St. and 2nd St., in front of the Federal Building. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Contact Friday Peace Vigil: 408-735-1898.

Check for updates and more locations.

* If you have a favorite overpass (!) with a safe place to stand and you can commit to being there at a certain time, email moratorium [at] and we'll add it to the list and hook you up with signmaking materials.

Local Iraq Moratorium events are organized by these Peninsula and South Bay groups:
American Muslim Voice, Council of Churches of Santa Clara County, Declaration of Peace - San Mateo County, Global Peace Partners, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Green Party - Santa Clara County, Jewish Voice for Peace - South Bay Chapter, Los Altos Voices for Peace, Mountain View Voices for Peace, MoveOn District 14 Council, Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice, Pacifica Peace People, Peace Action of San Mateo County, Peace Umbrella - Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Raging Grannies Action League, The Rebuilding Alliance, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, San Mateo County Democracy for America, South Bay Mobilization, Veterans for Peace, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom - Peninsula Branch

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