CODEPINK Stages Encampment Outside Congress, Call For No War On Syria
Join the Peace Insurrection!
Dear friends, we are starting a Peace Insurrection encampment on the Hill to say NO to War on Syria till the vote goes through sometime next week. We will be spending all day and all night for the next week at Congress, and invite you to join us for this urgent cause. We will be drafting a People’s Resolution as an alternative to war, visiting our elected representatives every single day, painting and chalking and creating visuals, building a dialogue booth for folks to talk about long-lasting solutions to this impending invasion, and anything YOU want to do. Bring your chairs, sleeping bags, pots and pans, art supplies, spirit and positive energy! Camp Peace Insurrection, starting tonight at the corner of Independence and New Jersey Ave. at 5 pm (across from Cannon Building). Let’s do this, and stay tuned for updates!
What: Peace Insurrection calling for No War on Syria
When: 7:00 pm September 6, 2013 until the Congressional vote
Where: Across from Longworth Congressional Building, at the corner of New Jersey and Independence Avenue, Washington DC
Washington, DC — Beginning on the night of September 6, 2013, CODEPINK activists and allies have set up a camp known as the ‘Peace Insurrection’ outside of Congress at the corners of Independence and New Jersey avenues, calling for no military intervention in Syria. Activists will be spend all day and all night for the next week at Congress until the House votes on the authorization of military force in Syria, and protesters will engage in daily actions to express the overwhelming dissent felt across America.
Activists at the encampment will present a People’s Resolution as an alternative to war, visit elected representatives every day, paint and chalk and create visuals, including a dialogue booth for folks to talk about no war on Syria. Activists will camp out with chairs, sleeping bags, pots and pans, art supplies, and anti-war spirit. Vigils will take place every day for the innocent victims of the bloodshed in Syria, with hope for an end to it through a ceasefire, negotiations, and aid for the refugees, not military intervention.
“Our Congresspeople need to see the grassroots opposition as they return to Washington DC to cast their vote on Syria,” said CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin. “There’s already an insurrection in the heartland of America, with people rising up at their Congressional offices and in town hall meetings, saying no to this war. Now we’re bringing this insurrection to the heart of Washington DC.”