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  • MEDIA RELEASE: Greens join September 22-29 antiwar encampments in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, in demand for cancellation of war funding

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on September 23, 2007

    GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
    http://www.gp.org

    For Immediate Release:
    Monday, September 24, 2007

    Contacts:
    Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624,
    mclarty@greens.org
    Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805,
    starlene@gp.org
    Deanna Taylor, Co-chair, Green Party Peace Action
    Committee (GPAX), 801-631-2998,
    deesings@xmission.com
    Ann Wilcox, GPAX, 202-441-3265,
    wilcox_ann@yahoo.com

    Greens join September 22-29 antiwar encampments in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, in demand for cancellation of war funding

    WASHINGTON , DC — Green Party activists are joining thousands of other Americans in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, California for
    the week-long Encampment to End the War, which will culminate in a march and rally on September 29.

    The events have been organized by the Troops Out
    Now Coalition <http://www.troopsoutnow.org&gt;, of which the Green Party is a member.

    The Green Party of the United States has called for full and immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and has urged Congress to cancel funding for the war, and to use federal funds for human needs and services in the US, including restoration and rebuilding in the Gulf Coast.

    Events include:

    WASHINGTON, DC: Sarah “echo” Steiner, Florida Green and national Green Party co-chair, will
    co-emcee the September 29 rally. Malik Rahim,former Green city council candidate in New
    Orleans and organizer of the Common GroundCollective <http://www.commongroundrelief.org>,
    and DC Statehood Green Party member Jared Ball,candidate for the Green Party’s presidential
    nomination <http://www.jaredball.com>, will speak at the rally. On Wednesday, September 26, DC
    Statehood Party leaders will lead a discussion on
    DC statehood, affordable housing, and preservingneighborhood libraries threatened with closing.

    Mr. Rahim will also speak on Thursday, addressing the national response to Hurricane Katrina and
    rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Greens have set up a tent at the rally, near the Reflecting Pool on
    the Mall.

    • LOS ANGELES, CA: Utah Green Deanna Taylor, who serves as co-chair of the Green Party’s Peace

    Action Committee (GPAX)<http://www.gp.org/committees/peace>, and SKCM
    Curry of the Green Party of California will speak at the September 29 rally in front of the Federal
    Building. Ms. Curry has announced her Vice Presidential candidacy and is a member of the
    party’s Black Caucus<http://gpblackcaucus.blogspot.com>.

    • SYRACUSE, NY: Greens will participate in a “Soldiers & Civilians Speak Out” antiwar march
    and rally on Saturday, September 29, an event initiated by New York Iraq Veterans Against the
    War and hosted by the Syracuse Peace Council & SEIU-1199. New York Green Rebecca Rotzler , member of the GPUS Peace Action Committee and  Deputy Mayor of New Paltz, scheduled to speak at the rally. More information:
    <http://www.peacecouncil.net> or <http://www.upstateantiwar.net> or <http://www.myspace.com/spcspace>.

    Greens have especially targeted Democrats in Congress, criticizing Democratic leaders and
    presidential candidates for offering vague and delayed withdrawal timetables for troop
    withdrawal.

    The party has also demanded impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney for
    numerous high crimes and misdemeanors, including
    deceiving the American public on the need to invade Iraq, which Greens have called a serious
    violation of the US Constitution and numerous international laws.

    MORE INFORMATION
    Green Party of the United States
    http://www.gp.org
    202-319-7191, 866-41GREEN
    Fax 202-319-7193
    Green Party News Center
    http://www.gp.org/newscenter.shtml
    Green Party Speakers Bureau
    http://www.gp.org/speakers
    •2007 national Green Party meeting in Reading,
    Pa.: video footage, blog and media coverage
    http://www.gp.org/meeting2007/

    Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX)
    http://www.gp.org/committees/peace
    GPAX Blog http://gpax.wordpress.com

    ‘Open Letter to Michael Moore’ from the Green Party on ‘Sicko,’ health care reform
    http://www.gp.org/press/pr_2007_07_09.shtml

    http://www.commondreams.org/news2007/0710-03.htm

    http://www.gp.org/organize/sicko.html

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