January 26, 2007
Release: Jan 27: Local Antiwar March to Hit Streets of Downtown LA
Thousands of Protesters Will Send Message to Bush and Congress:
Bring the Troops Home Now and Stop Funding the War
Over 100 So-Cal Organizations and Community Groups
From Ventura to Orange County Mobilize Members
America's Leading Antiwar Activists Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan
and Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic, Joined by Iraq Vets, Military Families,
Labor, Immigration Rights, and Religious Leaders to Speak
Special Musical Performance by Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against the Machine
Jan 27th Peace Events Held in Over 125 Cities and Towns Nationwide - Over 100,000 Expected to March in Washington DC
VISUALS INCLUDE: Over 40 Flag-Draped Mock Coffins Carried by Veterans for Peace, Contingent of Military Faimly Members Holding Photos of Loved Ones.
WHEN: Saturday, January 27th at Noon
WHERE: Pre-March Rally outside California Democratic Party office - 888 S. Figueroa St. (at 9th St.) then March to the Federal Building - 300 N. Los Angeles St., Downtown LA for 2nd Rally.
UPDATED MARCH ROUTE: Pre-March Rally at 9th and Figueroa outside Democratic Party office. March will go East on 9th to Broadway. North on Broadway all the way up to Temple. East on Temple to Los Angeles. North on Los Angeles for half a block, for 2nd Rally at Federal Building at Temple and Los Angeles St.
WHO: Speakers include:
Cindy Sheehan - mother of California soldier killed in Iraq, co-founder, Gold Star Families for Peace
Ron Kovic - Antiwar Activist, Vietnam war vet, author of Born on the Fourth of July
Helga Aguayo - wife of Army medic Agustin Aguayo who applied for Conscientious Objector status and was denied. Deployed to Iraq for a year, he went AWOL at his base in Germany after the military ordered him to return for a 2nd deployment. He turned himself in and is being court-martialed. Will be joined by Aguayo’s mother.
Pat Alviso, - mother of Marine currently serving in Iraq, Military Families Speak Out, Orange County
Kent Wong - Director, Center for Labor Research and Education, UCLA
Nativo Lopez -President of the Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), Immigrant Rights leader
Pastor Lewis Logan - Bethel AME Church Community Call to Action and Accountability
Hussam Ayloush -Executive Director Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) of Southern California
Representative, Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW)
plus others TBA.
Special Musical Performance by Tom Morello, formerly of Rage Against the Machine.
Thousands of local demonstrators will join January 27th Action Coalition representing more than 100 organizations from across So-Cal (see partial list below).
January 27th LA March and Rally is timed on to coincide with peace events in more than 125 cities and towns across the state and country including: Washington DC; San Francisco, CA; Fresno, CA; Oakland, CA; Mobile, AL; Jasper, AK; Denver, CO; Sarasota, FL; Kapaa, HI; Lexington, KY; St. Louis, MO; Missoula, MO; Charlotte, NC; Bismarck, ND; Lincoln, NE; Silver City, NM; Las Vegas, NV; Hauppauge, NY; Oklahoma City, OK: Medford, OR; Columbus, OH; Rock Hill, SC; Austin, TX; Salt Lake City, UT; Fitchburg, VA; Olympia, WA; Madison, WI; and Charles Town, WV.
LA March/Rally on Jan. 27th is endorsed by over 100 local organizations and community groups including: Afghan Women's Mission; American Friends Service Committee, ANSWER-LA, Burbank Neighbors for Peace and Justice, California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid [CEIA-So Cal], Coalition Against Militarism in the Schools, CODEPINK, , Fellowship of Reconciliation L.A., First Unitarian Church, Foothills Peace Coalition, Glendale Peace Vigil, Global Women's Strike/LA, Gold Star Families for Peace, Granada Hills Neighbors for Peace, Green Party of Los Angeles, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, International Action Center, International Socialist Organization, Iraq Veterans Against the War, LA Jews for Peace, LA-Palestine Labor Solidarity Committee, March 25 Coalition, Military Families Speak Out, Montrose Peace Protest, Office Of the Americas, Orange County Peace Action!, Out Against War: LGBT & Friends Coalition for Peace & Justice, Peace and Freedom Party of Los Angeles, Peace Coalition of Greater Ventura, Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, South Pasadena Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Topanga Peace Alliance, United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), Venice Peace Movement, Veterans for Peace-LA, West Covina Neighbors for Peace and Justice, West LA Democratic Club, Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition, Witness for Peace, Women in Black – LA, World Can't Wait! Drive Out The Bush Regime!, Young Koreans United of LA, Long Beach Area Peace Network, Women For: Orange County.
For more details about the January 27th Action Coalition see website: http://linuxbeach.net/jan27action/