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Out of Iraq Events Planned Nationwide on Jan. 7th

For Immediate Release: January 2, 2006

Out of Iraq Events Planned Nationwide on January 7th

National Call-In Day on Accountability Planned for January 9th
International Commission Taking "Indictments" to White House January 9th

Out of Iraq Events Planned in Over 70 Cities
Local organizations have planned over 70 Out of Iraq events around the country on or about January 7th. (See list at bottom.) Most of the events are town hall forums, and several will feature members of Congress, including Bobby Scott, Diane Watson, Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Bob Filner, Martin Sabo, Jim Moran, and John Murtha. Several other events will feature congressional staff, congressional and senatorial candidates, local elected officials, and leaders of the peace movement, including Gold Star Families for Peace founder Cindy Sheehan, and After Downing Street Co-Founder John Bonifaz.

While all of these events will focus on ending the war, many of them will also address Congressman John Conyers' new resolutions to censure President Bush and Vice President Cheney and to create a select committee to investigate and make recommendations on impeachment.

Tim Carpenter, Director of Progressive Democrats of America and Co-Founder of After Downing Street, said: "Progressive Democrats of America is proud to be working with grassroots organizations across the country to mobilize and organize a broad-based coalition to call for an end to the Occupation of Iraq and demand action from Congress to investigate the lies of the Bush administration and their conduct regarding the Iraq War."

The events are listed at the bottom of this release, and can be found at

National Call-In Day on Accountability Planned for January 9th
Tens of thousands of members of Progressive Democrats of America and other organizational members of the After Downing Street Coalition will phone Members of Congress in their district offices on January 9, urging them to cosponsor three bills: H.Res.635 to create a select committee to investigate and to make recommendations on grounds for impeachment, H.Res.636 to censure Bush, and H.Res.637 to censure Cheney.
More about these bills:

Congress Members' phone numbers:

International Commission Taking "Indictments" to White House January 9th
On January 9, the International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity By the Bush Administration will serve indictments on the White House for its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its actions and policies on torture and illegal detention, its promotion of abstinence-only in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, its fueling of global warming, and its response to Hurricane Katrina. This is in preparation for its January 20-22 hearings at Riverside Church and Columbia Law School in New York City (where the Administration will be invited to present a defense). See for details.

Out of Iraq Events

Sponsored by: Backbone Campaign, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Democracy Cell Project, Cities for Peace, MilitaryFreeZone.Org, Operation Ceasefire, United for Peace and Justice, U.S. Tour of Duty, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, World Can't Wait, Gold Star Families for Peace, Peace Majority Report, Global Exchange, Bring Them Home Campaign, UP (United Progressives) for Democracy, 20 20 Vision, Impeach Bush Coalition, and Peace Action.

Find updated list at:

Jan 3
Minneapolis, Minn.: Town Hall, DFL Progressive Caucus, Congressman Martin Sabo

Jan 5
Arlington, Va.: Town Hall, Congressmen Jim Moran and John Murtha, Democracy for America

Jan 6
Everett, Wash.: Vigil, Everett Peace Action

Charleston, W.Va.: Protest at office of Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia Patriots for Peace

Kingsport, Tenn.: Protest at office of Rep. William Jenkins.

Cottage Grove, Ore.: Rally

Jan 7
Seattle: Town Hall, Progressive Democrats of America, Backbone Campaign, Congressman Jim McDermott

San Diego, Calif.: Town Hall, Congressman Bob Filner

Tacoma, Wash.: Town Hall, Congressman Adam Smith

Norfolk, Va.: Film and Town Hall, Congressman Bobby Scott , Mayor James Holley of Portsmouth

Norfolk, Va.: Town Hall, Progressive Democrats of America, Congressman Bobby Scott

Montgomery County, Penn.: Town Hall, U.S. Senate Candidate Chuck Pennachio

Asheville, N.C.: Town Hall, Clyde Michael Morgan, U.S. Congressional Candidate.

Murrieta, Calif.: Town Hall, Jeeni Criscenzo, U.S. Congressional Candidate

Courtland, N.Y.: Launch of the Les Roberts for Congress campaign

Santa Barbara, Calif.: Protest at office of Representative Lois Capps

Arlington, Texas: Protest at Congressman Joe Barton's office

Cambridge, Mass.: Town Hall, John Bonifaz, Co-Founder of After Downing Street

Sacramento, Calif.: Town Hall, Cindy Sheehan

Mount Shasta, Calif.: Peace Rally, Mount Shasta For Peace

Oklahoma City, Okla.: Peace Rally, Peace House OKC

Daytona Beach, Fla.: Town Hall, Central Florida/Central Florida East Veterans for Peace

Morristown, N.J.: Town Hall

Alice, Texas, Town Hall, Alice Peace And Justice Coalition

Kingston, NY: Code Pink, Event in front of US Army Recruiting Station

Worcester, Mass.: Concert and Discussion

San Anselmo, Calif.: Town Hall, Social Justice Center of Marin

West Palm Beach, Fla.: Rally

Richmond, Ind.: Town Hall

Madison, Wis.: Town Hall, Veterans for Peace, South Central Labor Federation, Stoughton Area Peace Coalition.

Ramona, Calif.: Town Hall

Colorado Springs, Col.: Town Hall, Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs Action, Colorado Springs Camp Casey

Wilsonville, Ore.: Vigil, Oregon House District 26 Democrats

Owosso, Mich.: Town Hall, Shiawassee County Veterans For Peace

Denton, Texas: Film, Peace Action Denton

Montgomery County, Md.: Town Hall, Progressive Democrats of America, Montgomery County Peace Action, Democracy for America

Inverness, Fla.: Town Hall

Washington, D.C.: Town Hall

Libertyville, Ill.: Town Hall

Lakemoor, Ill.: House Party

Salida, Col.: Town Hall

Peoria, Ill.: Town Hall

Highland Park, Ill.: Town Hall, Tenth Congressional District Democrats, North Suburban Peace Initiative and The Democracy Cell Project.

Denver, Col.: Town Hall, Progressive Democrats of Colorado

Parkersburg, W.Va.: Rally on Wood County Court House steps

Maplewood, N.J.: Film and Discussion, South Mountain Peace Action

Charleston, S.C.: Rally

Lexington, Ken.: Town Hall, Peace Action Task Group of the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.

Kalamazoo, Mich.: Town Hall

Provo, Utah: Town Hall

Palm Beach, Fla.: Town Hall, The Palm Beach Democratic Club and The Progressive Leadership Council of Palm Beach County (Progressive Democrats of America)

Albuquerque, N.M.: Town Hall, Military Families Speak Out of New Mexico, Bring our Soldiers Home NOW, Veterans for Peace, Stop The War Machine, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, Another Side, What If You Knew....

Anderson, Ind.: Rally

Corvallis, Ore.: Vigil

Orlando, Fla.: Rally, Code Pink

Rutland, Mass.: Town Hall

Hayward, Calif.: House Party

Napa, Calif.: Town Hall

Highland, Ind.: Rally, Northwest Indiana Coalition Against the Iraq War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace

San Francisco, Calif.: Impeach Bush and Out of Iraq Protest

Brooklyn, N.Y.: Rally

Watertown, S.D.: Prayer Service for Peace in Iraq, The Sisters of Mother of God Monastery

Jan 8
Anaheim, Calif.: Town Hall, Patrick Henry Democratic Club

Ventura, Calif.: Town Hall, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions

Watertown, S.D.: Rally and Discussion

Jan 9
Everett, Wash.: Meeting, Everett Peace Action

Jan. 10
Simsbury, Ct.: Town Hall

Arlington, Va.: Town Hall, Virginia Grassroots Coalition

Jan 13
Los Angeles, Calif.: Town Hall, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, Robert Blumenfield, District Director for Congressman Howard Berman.

Jan 14
Vancouver, Wash.: Democracy for Vancouver and Vancouver for Peace.

Toms River, N.J.: Rally, OCDFA and The Unitarian Church

Jan 17
Los Angeles, Calif.: Town Hall, Democracy for America, SoCal Grassroots and Progressive Democrats of America, Congresswoman Diane Watson, Tom Hayden.

Jan. 24
West Hartford, Ct.: Town Hall, Scott Ritter

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