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Prominent Voices for Impeachment to Go to Capitol
Coalition to Speak for Impeachment on April 25 in Washington, D.C.
WHAT: Coalition statement in support of impeachment
WHEN: 12:00 Noon ET, Wednesday, April 25, 2007
WHERE: The Cannon House Office Building Outdoor Terrace, Washington D.C. (A House Office Building room has been reserved in case of rain: 2247 Rayburn).
A group of prominent Americans will gather at the U.S. Capitol to speak in support of beginning impeachment proceedings against President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard B. Cheney. Among them will be mayors, including Rocky Anderson of Salt Lake City and John Shields of Nyack, NY; state legislators including Washington State Senator Eric Oemig; city council members, including Dave Meserve of Arcata, CA; and former government officials, including Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon Papers; David MacMichael, a former analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency and a member of the steering committee of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity; and retired Army Colonel Ann Wright, a career diplomat who quit in protest the day the war began.
Also participating will be authors, journalists, poets, and playwrights, including Chris Hedges, Justin Frank, Mark Kurlansky, John Nichols, David Lindorff, Gerald Stern, and Ann Marie Macari; actors, producers, and photographers, including Eunice Wong, and Kathy Chalfant, leading anti-war voices, including Andy Shallal, Cindy Sheehan, Tina Richards, Medea Benjamin, Bob Fertik, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Kevin Zeese, Michael Berg, Carlos Arredondo, and Elaine Brower; and organizer of the national day of impeachment events coming up on April 28th Jacob Park.
Town Hall Forum on Impeachment That Evening
An open forum on impeachment will be held in a church Wednesday evening, featuring some of the speakers from the noon event: Rocky Anderson, Mayor, Salt Lake City; John Shields, mayor of Nyack, NY. Debra Sweet for World Can’t Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime, Norman Birnbaum of Georgetown University, and Marcus Raskin, Institute for Policy Studies.
WHEN: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 25, 2007
WHERE: All Souls Unitarian Church, Pierce Hall, at 1500 Harvard Street N.W., Washington, D.C.