HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - Gold Star Mom Vicky Castro of Corona, whose son, Army Spc. Jonathan Castro, 21, was killed in Iraq and people opposed to the war in Iraq who have loved ones in the military will lead a march from the Huntington Beach Pier to Congressman Rohrabacher's office. They will attempt to confront him for his vote on June 16th to "stay the course" in Iraq. Since then, over 100 American soldiers and over 1,600 Iraqi children, women and men have died.
WHERE: Huntington Beach Pier and 101 Main Street
WHEN: August 30, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
WHAT: March to "War Backer's" office to highlight the ongoing human toll of the war in Iraq.
Vigil, press conference, ìdie-inî, visuals of combat boots, and reading of the names of fallen troops in front of Rohrabacher's office after march.
ABOUT OPERATION HOUSE CALL: Operation House Call opened on June 22nd in Washington, D.C., with a daily vigil that included a growing number of combat boots representing U.S. troop deaths, and shoes representing the deaths of Iraqi children, women and men - all who have died since June 15th when Congress voted to "stay the course" in Iraq, and the 2,500th U.S. troop death occurred. On June 22, the display reflected 11 pairs of combat boots and shoes representing the deaths of 141 Iraqis. As of August 1st, the display has grown to include 78 pairs of combat boots and shoes representing the deaths of 1,594 Iraqi children, women and men.
The second phase of Operation House Call follows members of Congress and Senators to their home states, as MFSO's 26 local chapters and over 3,000 military families prepare to meet their Senators and Members of Congress and demand an answer to the question: "Whose names are you willing to add to the growing list of casualties?"
For further information, go to: www.operationhousecall.org and www.mfso.org