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From Crawford, TX to Washington, D.C.: Three Bus Tour Leaves Camp Casey August 31
Gold Star and Military Families, Iraq War and other Vets Travel Country, Converge at Anti-War Rally in DC on September 24
CRAWFORD, TX - On August 31, the last day of the nearly month long vigil outside of President Bush's Ranch, the Bring Them Home Now Tour will launch three buses from Crawford, TX each carrying military and Gold Star families, veterans of the Iraq War and veterans of previous wars. These vehicles will travel different routes across the country, converging in Washington, DC on September 21, to join the mass mobilization against the Iraq War that will occur September 24-26.
WHO: Cindy Sheehan, Military Families, Gold Star Families, Iraq War and other Veterans
WHAT: Launch of Bring Them Home Now tour to carry message and spirit of Camp Casey from Crawford, Texas to cities and towns across the country
WHERE: Camp Casey I on Prairie Chapel Road, Crawford, Texas
WHEN: August 31, 10:30 a.m. press conference; 11:30 a.m. departure of vehicles
The three bus tour, covering forty-two cities in 26-states will launch from the first Camp Casey site, outside George Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, following a press conference on Wednesday August 31. The press conference will feature families and veterans who will be traveling the three different routes. After launching the tour, Cindy Sheehan will ride on the bus heading to Austin and Houston and will speak at events in those cities.
After departing from Crawford, one vehicle will head north through Oklahoma City to stops in Wichita, Kansas City, Des Moines, Minneapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago, Toledo, Detroit, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Amherst, Boston, New Haven and New York City. The southern route will stop in Austin, Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, Tallahassee, Montgomery, Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, Fayetteville, Raleigh-Durham, and Richmond, while the central tour will visit Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Trenton, and Baltimore. All will arrive in Washington, D.C. on September 21.
The Bring Them Home Now Tour is sponsored by Gold Star Families for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans For Peace. For further information on the tour including a schedule of cities and dates, go to: http://www.bringthemhomenowtour.org
Contact: Ryan Fletcher 202-641-0277 Nancy Lessin 617-320-5301 Katya Kruglak 703-304-5075