- Hi Lori, My husband and I were watching on CSpan and I said, I think that s Lori!! . Thanks a million for doing this for us. We are with you in spirit alwaysMessage 1 of 2 , Jun 29, 2008View SourceHi Lori,My husband and I were watching on CSpan and I said, "I think that's Lori!!". Thanks a million for doing this for us. We are with you in spirit always and in the flesh as often as possible.Take care,Kathy--
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From: Lori Perdue <gottabeme23@...>Live coverage on CSpan, CNN and Fox. Productive day. Good luck on Tuesday! Sorry, so sorry to miss it. I love it and am so excited to see Hoosiers mobilize so well. Please send reports and pictures!
In Peace and Solidarity,
LoriThere is no military solution.
~General David Petraeus, Commander Multi-National Force - Iraq
To: CODEPINK@yahoogroup s.com; codepinkhouse@ yahoogroups. com
From: codepink.rae@ gmail.com
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 14:49:49 -0400
Subject: [codepinkhouse] McCain PINKed in DC this morning!
CONTACT:Desiree Fairooz (817) 521-7856Medea Benjamin (415) 235-6517FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2008
CODEPINK Activists Protest Senator McCain�s Support of Iraq War at the 28th Annual Conference of NALEO (The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials)Washington, DC ~ Concerned citizens from the anti-war activist group CODEPINK Women for Peace disrupted Senator John McCain during his talk to the NALEO this morning at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown DC. The activists were protesting McCain�s support of the Iraq war and his saber-rattling for attacking Iran. Phoenix resident Liz Hourican, 40, first spoke up saying, �Arizona wants a peace candidate.� McCain mockingly replied, �You know that's a very familiar voice to me... it's a long trip out [from Arizona]! If you watch the polls, the one thing Americans want us to do is to stop yelling at each other." An unknown audience member responded to this comment by saying, "[McCain,] You wanted a town hall!"Desiree Fairooz, 52, a children's librarian from Arlingtion, Texas, stood up with a pink banner that said �Viva La Paz� and, using the chant the audience had been singing only moments earlier with her own twist, �Ya es hora: saquen las tropas.� �Now is the time to bring home the troops!� The audience attentively took in her words and she then repeated multiple times as she was dragged out of the room, �Your silence is consent to war crimes.� Fairooz stated immediately after the event, �McCain does not represent the Latino community. My godson is on his third tour in the war on terror and I want to see him come home safe.� Fairooz is a notable activist for her action in October, 2007 confronting Condoleeza Rice with bloody hands during a Congressional hearing.Lori Perdue, 39, from Indianapolis, Indiana, could be audibly heard on CSPAN chanting, �Bring our troops home, lead us out of Iraq!� as she was escorted out of the NALEO conference room this morning. Before Perdue entered the event, she made this statement: �We're calling for all American citizens to join our peace coalition to protest McCain�s policies: among them his egregious support to continue the war in Iraq and his saber-rattling for an attack on Iran. We will let him know that Americans want a leader who represents diplomacy, not endless war.�During the question and answer session for McCain, Missouri resident James O�Donnell, 40, stated, �Over one million dead in Iraq�Report it! Report it!� �John McCain voted to allow the CIA to torture�Report it! Report it!�Outside, over a dozen CODEPINK confronted McCain on his way in and out, and they are currently holding an ongoing demonstration in front of the Renaissance Hotel calling for a peace platform from both McCain and Obama and all candidates in the 2008 election. Banners read �kNOw McCain, kNOw War!� and �Stop the Next War Now�. CODEPINK�s message to Obama is clear: �Real Men Make Peace�; they are calling on Obama to lead the US out of Iraq and protect Americans� civil liberties. The action today was part of a larger campaign to put peace at the top of voter and candidate�s agendas during the election season by engaging in creative protests, birddogging of candidates, and voter mobilization. CODEPINK Action recently launched a new website, www.peaceroom2008. org, to host this campaign to end the occupation of Iraq.###
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