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Active Duty Troops to Announce Opposition to War on MLK Day in Norfolk, Virginia
WHAT: Public Press Conference by Active Duty, Reserve and Guard, US military personnel and www.appealforredress.org to raise community awareness about the urgency of ending the war in Iraq, bringing the troops home now and taking care of them when they get here. A second event is being planned in Washington, DC after Jan. 15 in order for military personnel to respectfully present the signed petitions to Congress.
WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Norfolk, 739 Yarmouth Street, Norfolk, Va 23510 on the Hague in Ghent.
WHEN: January 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm., national ML King Holiday
WHY: To generate support by raising public awareness and active Congressional support for the mission of conscience to bring the troops home as soon as possible and end the Iraq war before more irreparable damage is done and more US troops and innocent civilians perish.
PRESS: All media contacts radio, TV & print will be professionally handled by FENTON COMMUNICATIONS of Washington, DC.
SUPPORTERS: Include national organizations such as Veterans for Peace (VFP), Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) and Iraq Veterans Against War (IVAW). Statewide supporters include Virginia Anti-War network (VAWN) and The Richmond Defenders-for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Guests will include members of these organizations as well as national, statewide and local social justice groups, academics/educators, community members, the faith community, medical professionals and supportive Congresspersons.