Hi area progressives,
I want to encourage you to join a local peace vigil this Tues. Rockford Peace and Justice and Rockford Progressive Meetup are sponsoring the event that was organized by Move-on.org.
Bring candles, black armbands and signs. Join us in this national/local event. (details below)
Hope to see you there.
Peace Vigil at Rep. Don Manzullo’s Office
When: Tuesday, August 28, from 7pm-8pm
Where: Gather in front of Rep. Manzullo’s office, 415 South Mulford,
Why: Constituents in Representative Donald Manzullo’s 16th Congressional district will gather to vigil for peace and for a quick return of US troops.
Register and invite people to sign up for the event at the moveon.org site
Similar events will be held across the country in front of scores of congressional offices, asking Congress to bring the troops home safely & quickly. You are welcome to join us. If you have a prayer or reading, please contact Stanley Campbell, 815-964-7111.
Press release from Stanley:
Congress will be reconvening from the summer recess. MoveOn.Org, an Internet peace group, has called for vigils to ask Congress to support the troops and bring them home. According to recent polls, a majority Americans want the President and Congress to provide an exit strategy from Iraq with a timeline. And, a majority of the Iraqi people want U.S. troops to leave Iraq because their presence fuels the insurgency.
” It is irresponsible for Representative Manzullo to stand with the President and his failed “stay the course” policy in Iraq.”, said Holly Johnson, member of Rockford Progressive Meetup, on of the co-sponsors of the vigil