Missouri Leaders, Veterans to Launch New Statewide Campaign Opposing Bush’s Escalation Plan in Iraq
Campaign Repudiates Senator Bond for Skipping Vote, Blocking Iraq Debate AGAIN
ST. LOUIS-Missouri Leaders, veterans and area citizens will hold a press conference on Tuesday February 20 at 1:30P.M. to launch a new statewide campaign opposing President’s Bush’s plan to escalate the war in Iraq. The newly formed group will condemn Senator Bond for blocking debate on the war in Iraq and the Bush-McCain Escalation plan. The group will also blast Missouri Republican Representatives Akin, Blunt, Emerson, Graves, and Hulshof for opposing a resolution that passed in the US House of Representatives Friday repudiating the President’s escalation plan.
The event is one of more than 300 being
held across the country this week as part of Americans Against Escalation in
Iraq, a national bipartisan coalition of veterans, union members, civic
activists and concerned citizens. The leaders will discuss their concern for
our troops and the President’s plan to escalate the war there by inserting
as many as 48,000 troops into the middle of a violent civil war.
Who: Missouri Citizens Against Escalation in Iraq, Veterans, Military Families, Religious leaders, Labor Leaders, State Legislators, and Academic leaders
What: Launch of Missouri Campaign Against Escalation in Iraq with Press Conference Slamming Senator Bond for Blocking Iraq Debate
When: TUESDAY February 20, 2007 at 1:30 P.M.
Where: Service Employees International Union Conference room
5585 Pershing Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112 (between Union and DeBaliviere)