National Organizations Call for Impeachment Hearings for Vice President Cheney
April 2nd, 2008
Sit-in for Impeachment in Office of Chairman John Conyers
Nationwide~ CODEPINK: Women for Peace is stepping up a new campaign for Impeachment hearings for Vice President Cheney, as part of a coalition of national groups calling on Congress to start House Judiciary Committee hearings to investigate possible "high crimes and misdemeanors" which could lead to the impeachment of Vice President Cheney. They launched their sit-in yesterday and are continuing throughout this week with other community leaders such as: Faye Williams, Andy Shallal (invited) business owner and founder of Iraqi Voices for Peace, Reverend Hagler, David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org, a representative from National Organization of Women, Reverend Ben Cox, one of the Freedom Riders of the Civil Rights era and local Iraq War veterans. The gathering of community leaders will happen in the House Judiciary Committee Office on Thursday, April 3rd at 10am (Rayburn 2138).
CODEPINK started the campaign "Hungry for Justice? Impeach him
FAST!" two months ago, on Rosa Parks Birthday, and to date over 484 people
across the country have signed on to the fast in solidarity on the
organization's website (www.codepinkalert.org/).
"My father was one of the original Freedom Riders in 1961. I grew
up hearing the incredible stories of people putting their bodies on the line
for justice. I want to remind the Congressman of this time when the
government told the people to "be patient" and the country said
"NO!" said Leslie Angeline of CODEPINK, who started the fast.