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Get Out of Iraq NOW! Rally at White House on September 15


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On Thursday, September 15, in Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey will hold a hearing on exit strategies for Iraq.

A coalition of organizations demanding an end to the war will hold a rally at 5 p.m. that evening in front of the White House.

Please ask your Congress Member and Senators to take part in both events.
Email them here:

Or call the switchboard toll free: (888) 818-6641.

And please come to these events yourself if you can (but remember that we are building toward a mass mobilization on September 24; if you can only come to DC once, come then).



What: Bipartisan Congressional Hearing on How to Bring the Troops Home

When: Thursday, September 15, 2005

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Who: U.S. Representative Lynn Woolsey

Other Members of Congress

Witnesses include:

U.S. Senator Max Cleland, former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, former Director of the Veterans Administration and Vietnam veteran.

General Joseph Hoar (Ret. USMC), former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command.

Ambassador David Mack, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, and current Vice President of the Middle East Institute.

Dr. Ken Katzman, Middle East analyst and Iraq specialist at the Congressional Research Service.

Antonia Chayes, Director of the Project on International Institutions and Conflict Management at Harvard Law School. Visiting Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and former Under Secretary of the Air Force during the Carter Administration.

Anas Shallal, founder of "Iraqi-Americans for Peaceful Alternatives."

Where: 122 Cannon House Office Building
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

Rep. Woolsey's Advisory.
Sept. 6 Article in Roll Call.


Rally at Lafayette Square Park (in front of White House) at 5 p.m. ET on September 15, 2005, sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Code Pink, Peace Action,, and Democracy Rising.

SPEAKERS: Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and other Congress Members; Gold Star Families for Peace Member Tia Steele; Founder of American Families United, Gold Star Mother, Member of Military Families Speak Out, and star of "Farenheit 9-11" Lila Lipscomb; Veterans for Peace Board Member Ellen Barfield; Family member of U.S. soldier serving in Iraq Jawaid Khan; Co-Founder of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Tom Hayden; Code Pink Co-Founder and United for Peace and Justice organizer Gael Murphy; Peace Action Organizing and Policy Director Paul Kawika Martin; U.S. Labor Against the War Co-Founder Gene Bruskin; Center on Conscience and War Executive Director J.E. McNeil; PDA Board Member and After Downing Street Co-Founder John Bonifaz; Pastor of Pasadena, Calif., All Saints Church Ed Bacon; PDA Executive Director and After Downing Street Co-Founder Tim Carpenter; PDA Board Member and After Downing Street Co-Founder David Swanson; Democracy Rising Director and likely U.S. Senate candidate from Maryland Kevin Zeese; Pacifica Radio Washington Bureau Chief Verna Avery Brown; Co-Founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity Ray McGovern; PDA Board Member and President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr; Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Erik Leaver; Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.


Also the same day, a coalition of organizations will hand in to Congress a petition for an exit strategy.
(Note that not all sponsors of and participants in the rally are participants in or supporters of the petition or the hearings.)


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