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National Groups Announce Movement for Impeachment

National Groups to Announce Movement for Impeachment

For immediate release November 9, 2006

On Saturday, November 11, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, just across from Independence Hall, where the U.S. Constitution was written and signed, a coalition of national organizations will announce plans to mobilize a movement to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney. The mobilization will be called ImpeachForChange.

Speakers will include Elizabeth Holtzman, former Member of Congress, served on the House panel that voted to impeach President Nixon, and author of "The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned Citizens"; Cindy Sheehan, Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace; David Swanson, Co-Founder of and Washington Director of; Tim Carpenter, Director of Progressive Democrats of America; Jodie Evans, Co-Founder of CODE PINK Women for Peace; Bill Perry, Veterans for Peace; and Bob Fertik, President of and Representatives of other participating organizations will be present. Participating organization include the National Organization for Women, the Hip Hop Caucus, Constitution Summer, and many of the 200 plus organizations in the After Downing Street Coalition.

The speakers will be followed by a discussion of impeachment by prominent bloggers, including Sally Hemings (Sally Hemings in Paris), Rob Kall (, Dave Lindorff (, Martin Longman (, Susie Madrik (Suburban Guerilla), Liza Sabater (Culture Kitchen), Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report), and Bob Fertik (

On October 21, the Newsweek poll found 51% of Americans supporting impeachment. On October 25, the USA Today/Gallup poll found 51% of Americans supporting "major investigations" by Democrats. Much of that support comes from books, internet journalism and organizing by the speakers who will participate.

Saturday, November 11, 2006
1 – 2 p.m. Announcement of a Movement for Impeachment
2 -- 3 p.m. Bloggers forum

WHERE: Kirby Auditorium in the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall (across from Independence Hall), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Directions).

The event is open to the media. A mult box will be available along with free wireless internet. Press/blog seats will be reserved in the front row. Please contact David Swanson 202-329-7847.

The event is open to the public, but tickets are required (except for press/bloggers). Tickets can be purchased for $10 at

This event will be followed by a Veterans Day Rally from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. sponsored by Delaware Valley Veterans for America. Participating will be the gold star parents of Sgt. Sherwood Baker, Lt. Seth Dvorin, and Casey Sheehan, all KIA 2004. The rally will take place outside Independence Hall, at 5th and Market Streets.

A private, nonprofit, and nonpartisan organization, the National Constitution Center welcomes a broad diversity of opinion and allows -- without endorsement -- press conferences by advocacy and political organizations as well as other types of groups.


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