Call for the February 16th Antiwar Protest in San Francisco
This letter is an invitation for you to join Bay Area United Against
War, A.N.S.W.E.R., Not In Our Name, and United for Peace and Justice
in an urgent, massive, united, antiwar demonstration on Sunday,
February 16th in San Francisco against the U.S. government's plans to
invade Iraq. We will gather at 11:00 a.m. at the Embarcadero at
Justin Herman Plaza and march at 1:00 p.m. up Market Street to Civic
Center for a 2:00 p.m. rally.
The San Francisco rally date has been changed from February 15 to
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 so as not to conflict with the Chinese New Year's
It is expected that the worldwide rallies against the pending war on
Iraq scheduled for the weekend of February 15 and 16 will be the
largest coordinated anti-war action in history. Several million
people are expected to participate in dozens of cities
The February 16 demonstration is to demand: Stop the War on Iraq!
Money for Human Needs, not war! No Racist Scapegoating! Defend civil
This letter requests the following:
1. The endorsement of your organization for the February 16th San
2. A financial contribution to pay for the expenses of organizing a
large-scale action. Checks can be made payable to Bay Area United
Against War and sent to P.O. Box 318021, San Francisco, CA 94131-8021.
3. Your participation in the rally planning meetings, which are held
on Saturdays, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church,
Clipper and Sanchez Streets in San Francisco.
4. Your help in spreading the word of this demonstration in your
geographic area. Please tell your friends, colleagues and family to
come and demonstrate and add their voices to the millions calling to
stop the war against Iraq.
Please post and handout flyers and posters.
Here are flyers and posters you can print out: http://www.bauaw.org/March_Flyer.pdf http://www.bauaw.org/March_Poster.pdf http://www.bauaw.org/leaflet.pdf
Here is a list of places you can pick up flyers:
In San Francisco:
Global Exchange, 2017 Mission Street (at 16th Street), Suite 303,
(415) 255-7296 x311
National Radical Women & Freedom Socialist Party Office New Valencia
Hall, 1908 Mission Street (at 15th Street), (415) 864-1278
Socialist Workers Organization 1380 Valencia Street at 25th Street,
Socialist Action Bookstore 3425 Cesar Chavez at Valencia Street, (415)
In Marin: from the Marin Peace and Justice Coalition, (415) 721-2844
In the East Bay: at A Jewish Voice for Peace, 1611 Telegraph Avenue,
Suite 500, Oakland, (510) 465-1777
In the South Bay: at the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, 457
Kingsley Avenue, Palo Alto, (650) 326-8837
The antiwar movement is in a race against time to organize massively
enough to cause the U.S. government to pull back from its plans of
invasion and first strike. Bay Area United Against War has organized
itself, not in competition with existing peace organizations, but as
a means of bringing all the many antiwar organizations together in
common, united actions that will complement all of our organizing
efforts. We function democratically with one person, one vote. Later
this year, on April 26th, we are planning a United Peace Parade, but
for now we are focusing all our attention on February 16th.
Please join us.
Yours for peace,
The Outreach Committee Bay Area United Against War
For updates, to download flyers, or to get other information about
helping, please visit http://www.bauaw.org
, email email@example.com
call 415-487-6431. Thank you.