activists join us at 7:30 wear black, women cover heads with scarfs.
CODEPINK: Women for Peace
Great Visuals! Photo Opportunity! Great Visuals!
For Immediate Release: March 18, 2003
Contacts: Jodie Evans: (310) 621-5635 (cell) or (310) 827-3046
Patricia Foulkrod (310) 980-7798 (cell)
CodePink and Peace Activists to Stage Simultaneous Actions
in Los Angeles and Washington, DC
WHAT: Dramatic Funeral Procession by ‘CodePink: Women for Peace to the LA
National Cemetery, which is the resting place of US veterans of past
military actions. Dressed in black, juxtaposed by pink—the color for
peace—activists will march solemnly with children’s coffins and body bags,
while praying for peace and the lives of the women and children in Iraq.
WHEN: 8:00AM TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 19, 2003
WHERE: Media Staging Area: 11100 Constitution Avenue at Sepulveda Blvd.
across from the entrance to the LA National Cemetery (Wilshire Blvd Exit
off the 405 Fwy)
WHO: Members of CodePink, Los Angeles area anti-war activists.
WHY: In the final 24 hours of the ultimatum issued by the Bush
Administration, CodePink has joined dozens of peace organizations
nationwide to vividly express the consequence of war that are not being
discussed in the public debate.
“Bush may be successfully convincing Americans that this can be a military
victory for the US, but it will be a moral defeat,” said Jodie Evans,
co-founder of CodePink: Women for Peace. “Women know the consequences of
war, and we take this action to demonstrate beforehand the grief we will
all have to bear if our nation proceeds as is being threatened.”