Posted by Elaine Elbizri, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Aug 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm
Chris you are spot on these demonstrations are nation wide and Repulican representatives are a special focus. There are more than 600 vigils tomorrow and the message is to tell congress to end this war.
GMC - Let's go after Al Queda not the Iraqi people and their nation. Read Barbara Boxer's support for these vigils:
From: Barbara Boxer <email@example.com>
Date: Aug 27, 2007 1:07 PM
Subject: Take A Stand On Iraq
Help us end the occupation in Iraq.
Got to www.MoveOn.org to find a "Take a Stand Day" event near you on Tuesday!
Did you hear President Bush last week talking about Iraq? Instead of
listening to the vast majority of the American people on Iraq,
President Bush is talking about how wrong it was to leave Vietnam.
Well, just a reminder to this President: U.S. troops stayed in
Vietnam, in the middle of a civil war, for more than ten long and
painful years. More than 50,000 of our young people died, countless
wounded mentally and physically. Suicides and homelessness still
follow too many of our Vietnam veterans. How many more would have died
if George W. Bush had been President in the 1970's? How many more of
our troops and innocent Iraqis will die if we don't finally end this
For the past ten weeks, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (AAEI) --
a broad coalition of organizations working to end the war -- have been
ratcheting up the pressure on those who keep voting to keep the war
Tomorrow, August 28, AAEI's "Iraq Summer" program culminates in one
nationwide day of action: Take A Stand Day. In coordination with
coalition partner MoveOn.org, they're hosting Town Halls on Iraq and
Stand Up Vigils across the country to send a clear message to all of
my colleagues in Congress and to the President: It is time to bring a
responsible end to the war.
Can you attend the Take A Stand Town Hall or Stand Up Vigil in your
community on Tuesday and make sure Congress and President Bush know
that it is time to end this reckless war?
Sign Up Here: Web Link
In September, the White House will release its Iraq report on the
troop escalation and General Petraeus will testify before the Senate.
Our courageous men and women in uniform are doing everything they can
in Iraq, and they have performed superbly -- but they cannot win this
war militarily. Without a change in our political and diplomatic
strategy in the region -- and that is President Bush's responsibility
-- there will be no real progress in Iraq.
I am asking you to join thousands of Americans tomorrow, to say loud
and clear: George W. Bush's strategy in Iraq has failed. We must end
this occupation in Iraq. It is time to redeploy our troops out of the
quagmire in Iraq.
Sign Up Here: Web Link