CODEPINK: Women for Peace asks Sen. Clinton
to dismantle her web of war
WHEN: Tuesday, January 30, 2007, 10 AM
WHERE: Russell Building 476, Washington, DC
WHAT: In the aftermath of Senator Clinton’s announced presidential
bid, the women’s peace group CODEPINK
will bring a vibrant, visual display of Hillary Clinton’s web of
war directly to her Senate office building. The display will weave together
the Senator’s conflicting statements both supporting and opposing
the war in Iraq. Activists will wrap Clinton’s office in pink ribbon
representing a web of war, weaving themselves inside her web. CODEPINK
will bring Clinton a large pair of pink scissors to cut the spin and take
a clear position against the war.
“We met with Hillary Clinton right before the war, begging her to
oppose the invasion but she refused. She gave Bush the green light to
invade Iraq and now pretends she was against the war,” said CODEPINK
cofounder Jodie Evans. “Worse yet, she still refuses to take a clear
position to defund the war and bring the troops home.”
“We’re tired of the lies, the obfuscations, the spin,”
said CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin. “If
Hillary wants to become president, she better start being a leader. If
she’s in to win, she better stop the spin.”
“This country is hungry for leaders who will get us out of Iraq.
We’ll be giving Hillary a chance to cut her web of war and join the
majority of people in this country who want to bring the troops home,”
said Gael Murphy of CODEPINK.
CODEPINK has been calling on Hillary to
take a clear anti-war position for years. The group started a Listen Hillary
campaign (www.listenhillary.org ), tracking her statements and bird-dogging
her as she makes appearances throughout the country.