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: http://tinyurl.com/7vjej
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).
Rally updates and flyers.
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2005, 10 a.m. 1 p.m. (may change once location is determined)
WHERE: TBD (there will be a room and a large overflow room)
WITNESSES: U.S. Senator Max Cleland, former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, former head of the Veterans Administration and triple amputee from his military service in the Vietnam War; 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; Tom Hayden, former California State Senator and experienced negotiator in Northern Ireland; Anas Shallal, an Iraqi-American and founder of Iraqi-Americans for Peaceful Alternatives.
Both Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have been invited. Some 25 Democratic Members are expected, and several Republican Members, including Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (N.C.), have indicated they will participate for at least a portion of the hearing.
Rep. Woolsey's Advisory
Sept. 6 Article in Roll Call