For Immediate Release: January 31st, 2008
Contact:  Parisa Vass (310) 403-9760 Jodie Evans (310) 621-5635

Protest at CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate Today

War is Still the Issue: Vets, Military families, colorful protestors to show candidates voter's priorities!

WHAT: The colorful peace group CODEPINK, veterans, military families and numerous other anti-war organizations will join together outside the debate to demonstrate that the war is still the issue for many voters in America

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 3pm

WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico LA-Times Democratic Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At the Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)

"These debates have become reality TV while the real issues: the continuing war in Iraq, the devastation toward our economy, and a criminal as our President, have not been addressed," claims Jodie Evans, co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for Peace.

The Center for Public Integrity has recently released a database of 935 lies told by the Bush administration and predictably, Bush's recent State of the Union address continued the cycle of lies. The voters of this year's presidential election have strongly expressed their desire for change, but none of the candidates have given an urgent response to these concerns – nor have they demanded for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops.