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Activist Calendar for Winter 2007 - Progressive Organizations

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Updated January 12, 2007

FROM AfterDowningStreet.org, "a nonpartisan coalition working to expose the lies that launched the war and to hold accountable its architects, including through censure and impeachment."

WINTER WORK SCHEDULE for Spring Peace and Impeachment

The coming weeks and months are our window of opportunity to end the war and impeach Bush and Cheney. Our best moments for action may be improvised in response to changing events. But planning out our schedule will help.

You can find local events in your area, or post them yourself for others to sign up and attend at: AfterDowningStreet.org/event

Below are listed some selected national events to plan for.

JANUARY

Jan. 10: 9:00 p.m. Bush to announce escalation of occupation of Iraq. Protesters to gather in Lafayette Square Park to make sure the press hears "De-escalate! Investigate! Troops Home Now!" Join us!

Note that many members of Congress will claim they have no power to stop this. A report from the Center for American Progress Action Fund shows that Congress does have this power and has often used it in the past.

Senator Ted Kennedy has introduced a bill to block this escalation.

You can let your Congress Member know you expect them to block any escalation and immediately begin defunding the war and bringing our troops safely home.

Jan 11: Events all over the United States and a Congressional Call-In Day to close Guantanamo.

Jan 11: Events in Washington D.C. to close Guantanamo, including a 10:00 a.m. rally in Upper Senate Park; a 10:30 A.M. press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court with Witness Against Torture, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Amnesty USA; a march in orange prisoner jumpsuits to federal court; nonviolent civil disobedience and a rally in front of court; a 6:30 P.M. teach-in at Georgetown Law School; plus lobbying of Congress.

Jan. 11: Events Across the Country to Oppose Escalation of Iraq Occupation: Join the Nationwide Peace Surge! Join with Progressive Democrats of America, United for Peace & Justice, CodePink, TrueMajority, Working Assets, U.S. Labor Against War, Peace Action, Mainstreet Moms, NOW, WAND, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Faithful America, United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, Physicians for Social Responsibility, DC for Democracy, Sojourners, Democrats.com, AfterDowningStreet.org, and many more.

Volunteers will host actions across the country within 24 hours of the President's speech with a simple message: "America says NO more troops in Iraq!"

Of course, America says much more than that! We say to Congress: Cut off the money for war, bring the troops home, and hold Bush and Cheney accountable! Take that message to these events! Find an Event in Your Area.

Jan 11: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Antiwar Demonstration across from the White House in Lafayette Square Park led by DC for Democracy.

Jan. 12: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Former Senator George McGovern and Dr. William Polk present a plan to withdraw from Iraq at an event hosted by Congresswomen Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee in 345 Cannon House Office Building.

Jan. 15: 12:00 p.m. in Bethesda, Md., March to Lockheed Martin Headquarters to Demand They Stop Making Weapons That Primarily Harm Civilians and the Environment

Jan. 27-29: March for peace and impeachment, workshops, lobbying for defunding and investigating (See below).

FEBRUARY

Feb. 5: Occupation Project Begins, set to last 8 weeks. Get ready to occupy Congress Members' offices for peace and impeachment.

Feb. 16-26 Congress to recess. Meet with your Congress Member at home!

MARCH

March 4: March Forth. Events led by the Backbone Campaign.

March 17-19: Peace Demonstrations everywhere to mark four years of Iraq War

Ongoing: Cities for Peace

Ongoing: Cities and States for Impeachment

FROM MoveOn.org, "a family of organizations that brings real Americans back into the political process. With over 3.3 million members across America, we work together to realize the progressive vision of our country’s founders."

SIGN-UP for MoveOn.org's newsletter to receive email notice lots of events in your local neighborhood, from lobbying your local member of Congress to meet-ups with local activists who share your interests and protests against the Iraq.

The following is a list of MoveOn.org Winter 2007 campaigns, in addition to local grassroots events:

No Iraq Escalation, The American people sent a message in November that they want an end to the war. We belive that Congress must act to block Bush's escalation in Iraq. We need a responsible end to the war, not an escalation.

Support the House's 100-Hour Agenda

Save the Freedom of the Internet from internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality.

Save PBS and NPR from funds slashed and eliminated by Republicans in Congress.

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