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California Legislators for Cindy

Today 19 members of the California Assembly signed on to a letter urging President Bush to meet with Cindy Sheehan and other families who have lost loved ones in Iraq. The letter, authored by Assemblywoman Wilma Chan, and list of signers follows.

Rachel Richman

Hon. George Bush
President, United States of America
Western White House
Crawford, TX
Dear Mr. President:

We write to respectfully request that you meet with California resident Cindy Sheehan to discuss the death of her son and her deep concern about the war in Iraq.

Since the loss of her son, Ms. Sheehan and other families have been committed to helping family members of other soldiers who have been lost in Iraq. Ms. Sheehan, in fact, founded Gold Star families for Peace, a support organization for families of fallen soldiers. For several days now, she has been waiting outside your ranch, hoping to meet with you about the death of her son and the failure to discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Ms. Sheehan had indicated that she is planning to continue her vigil for the entirety of your vacation at your Crawford complex if necessary.

Given the recent tragic loss of American lives in Iraq and the injuries American troops have sustained since the beginning of the war, we hope that you can appreciate why Ms, Sheehan and other families believe it so important that they exercise their right as citizens to petition their government.

We hope that you will be able to make time to meet with Ms. Sheehan and the families of other young men and women killed in Iraq during your time in Crawford, Texas. Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Hon. Wilma Chan (D-Oakland)
Hon. Sally Lieber (D-Mountain View)
Hon. Gene Mullin (D-San Mateo)
Hon. Carol Liu (D-Flintridge/La Canada)
Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas (D-LA)
Hon. Jackie Goldberg (D-LA)
Hon. Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley)
Hon. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills)
Hon. John Laird (D-Santa Cruz)
Hon. Ira Ruskin (D-Redwood City)
Hon. Patty Berg (D-Eureka)
Hon. Judy Chu (D-Monterey Park)
Hon. Rebecca Cohn (D-San Jose)
Hon. Lois Wolk (D-Davis/Vacaville)
Hon. Karen Bass (D-LA)
Hon. Mark Leno (D-SF)
Hon. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa)
Hon. Tom Umberg (D-Anaheim)
Hon. Mervyn Dymally (D-LA)

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May 19, Sarasota, FL, 7:00 p.m. Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL

May 20, Jacksonville, FL, 7:00 p.m., Florida Christian Center Auditorium, 1115 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205, (904) 381-4800.

May 21, Gainesville, FL
7:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, Florida
4225 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
(352) 377-1669
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May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event
Community United Church of Christ
5550 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93710

June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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