STUNNING VISUAL ANTI-WAR DISPLAY IN THE HEART OF THE SENATE HART BUILDING
CODEPINK: Women for Peace will create a powerful visual to complement Monday's anti-war lobby day
WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2007, 1 PM
WHERE: Hart Building, Atrium, Washington, DC
WHAT: In the aftermath of one of the largest anti-war demonstrations since the war in Iraq began, the womenıs peace group CODEPINK will bring a visual display of the countryıs anti-war sentiment directly to the Senate office building. The display will compliment the efforts of over 1,000 activists who will be meeting with their congressional representatives on Monday to pressure them to cut funding for the war.
"The march on Saturday was an overwhelming outpouring of the determination of the people of this country to bring our troops home. Today, Monday, CODEPINK will be complementing the anti-war lobbying efforts with a beautiful visual display right at the heart of the Hart Building," said Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the national women's peace group CODEPINK.
CODEPINK says that politicians who still support the war in Iraq must see the consequence of their votes to go to war, to fund war, and escalate it. CODEPINK is a national womenıs peace group known for its creative protests. Started in the lead-up to the Iraq war, CODEPINK has inspired thousands of women throughout the United States and the world to make the color pink synonymous with political rabble rousing.