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Iraq Moratorium Bring Me Home Now RallyOctober 19, 2007
On Friday evening October 19, Codepink Pittsburgh held a Bring Me Home Now rally in conjunction with the call from United for Peace and Justice to hold Iraq Moratorium events across the United States on the third Friday of each month. The focus of the Bring Me Home Now rally was the Iraq and US casuality count and our message to Bring The Troops Home Now. For several weeks, Codepink Pittsburgh members distributed small toy soldiers in different part of the city with a small pink tag reading "Bring Me Home Now". The soldiers were a gentle reminder to people finding them that someone's loved one is eager to return home to their family. A lifesize soldier wearing a pink scarf reading "Bring Me Home" stood with Codepink members, and many pedestrians stopped to stand for a photo with him. Over 200 small toy soldiers were passed out, and many people stopped to voice their outrage about the continuation of war, and the failure of the Republican and Democratic parties for endless funding. Many diverse groups supported the action including; Vets Against The War, Conscience, Pittsburgh Organizing Group, the Anti War Committee of the Thomas Merton Center, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Iraq Summer, many students, and members of various religious groups. Special thanks to David Meieran and Philomena ODea for photographing our event.
See the pics here! http://picasaweb.google.com/dmeieran/IraqMoratoriumPittsburgh
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