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January 10, 2007

Say No to More Troops in Iraq: Rally Thursday


Tonight Bush will be officially announcing his “surge” plan for Iraq, blatantly ignoring the results of November’s election, in which the American people voted to start winding down our involvement in Iraq, not escalating it. Tomorrow evening DC for Democracy will be holding a rally at the White House, and others participating in Win Without War will be holding similar rallies across the country (MoveOn will also be holding rallies).

Here’s the announcement from Kesh at DC for Democracy:

Let’s deliver an immediate and direct response to the president’s call for escalation: NO! On Thursday, January 11, volunteers from the America Says No coalition will host actions in cities and towns across the country within 24 hours of the president’s speech with a simple message: “America says NO more troops in Iraq!”

DC for Democracy is sponsoring the event in the nation’s capital. We will meet at Lafayette Square, directly opposite the White House from 6 - 7 PM. There will be a reading of the names of Iraq War casualties from the DC area, some brief speeches, and a candlelight vigil. The event will conclude at 7PM. Lafayette Square is a few blocks from the Farragut North metro on the Red Line and Farragut West metro on the Orange Line. Click here for a map. For up to date information on the event, please click here.

We, who live in the DC area have a unique opportunity to speak for the millions nationwide who oppose the troop surge, but are unable to do so right outside the White House. So please give one hour of your time this Thursday and join us in sending a clear and visible NO to the escalation.

Kesh Ladduwahetty
DC for Democracy


  1. Just discovered this video of part of the rally.

    Keith10:21 pm, January 29

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