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Camp Democracy: Demonstration for Peace, Justice, and Impeachment in Washington, D.C., in September

Cindy Sheehan's Camp Casey to Move from Texas

Press Conference Planned for August 29 at National Press Club

WHAT: Press Conference Announcing Camp Democracy
WHERE: National Press Club, Murrow Room, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: 10 a.m. ET, August 29, 2006
SPEAKERS: Leaders of the organizations sponsoring Camp Democracy (see below).

On September 5, 2006, Cindy Sheehan will move her camp from Crawford Texas to the nation's capital, and expand it into a weeks-long demonstration against the war, for justice here at home, for environmental sanity, and for accountability from the White House and Congress. Events will include panel discussions with well known speakers (Howard Zinn, Ann Wright, Marcus Raskin, Barbara Olshansky, Michael Avery, Lennox Yearwood, Elizabeth de la Vega, Ray McGovern, and many others), workshops, concerts, training sessions, films and performances, hands-on creative arts projects, lobbying training, nonviolence training, and other activities. The organizers' intention is to provide every American who is fed up with our current government a place to come and get involved in a movement for change. Daily schedules of events, a volunteer system, and a rooms and rides board are on the website

Sponsoring organizations include: Velvet Revolution, Traprock Peace Center, Consumers for Peace,, CODE PINK, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, National Organization for Women, Focus on Democracy, Bush Crimes Commission, Progressive Democrats of America, Democracy Rising, Justice Through Music Project, International Socialist Organization,, Veterans for Peace, VotersforPeace, U.S. Labor Against the War, National Lawyers Guild, World Can't Wait, Democracy Cell Project,, Detention Watch Network, Center for Constitutional Rights, National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee, DC Labor for Peace and Justice, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, The Enviro Show, The Crisis Papers, D.C. Anti-War Network (DAWN), and Delaware Valley Veterans For Peace #144.

Camp Democracy is also sponsored by the generous individuals listed here:

Camp Democracy is being promoted by United for Peace and Justice, from Working Assets, and Green Commons, and is endorsed by Gold Star Families for Peace, Global Exchange, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), New Orleans Voices for Peace, Cities for Peace, Backbone Campaign, Hip Hop Caucus, San Juan Peace Network, Texans for Peace, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Campus Antiwar Network, Cedar Valley United for Peace and Justice (Iowa), One Global Community, Bake Sales for Body Armor, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Crawford Peace House, Declaration of Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Camp Democracy will be located between the National Mall, Constitution Avenue, 14th Street, and 15th Street on September 5, 6, 7, 8, and 12 - 21st, and on the National Mall between 3rd Street and 7th Street on September 9, 10, and 11th.

While September 9 through 11 will include a wide variety of events, other days will focus largely on single themes, including: Opening Day 9/5, Organizing the Progressive Agenda 9/6, Immigrants' Rights 9/7, Labor Speaks Out 9/8, Gandhi Day 9/11, Verdict on Bush's Crimes 9/13, Electoral Reform 9/15, Peace 9/16, Accountability and Impeachment 9/17, Lobbying Training 9/18, Lobbying 9/19, Women for Peace 9/20.

A detailed schedule is available at
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