World Can't Wait, OHIO

World Can't Wait is organizing people living in the United States to take responsibility to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration. We seek to create a political situation where the Bush administration's program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking U.S. society is reversed.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Feb. 13, 2007
CONTACT: Lynn Cady 740-374-2969

On February 20, at 4:30 pm, local peace and student groups will gather at the officeof Senator George Voinovich in Nelsonville, Ohio. Members of the Mid-Ohio Valley Peace Initiative, People for Peace and Justice, Codepink, Students for a Democratic Society, and Interact will visit Voinovich's office to deliver petitions and demand a signed pledge from the Senator stating thathe will vote against the upcoming supplemental funding bill for the Iraq war.

Constituents of Senator Voinovich and supporters of this pledge will gather outside the office to send a peaceful, nonviolent, but strong message to the Senator: The war must end and the best way to make this happen is to stop paying for it. During February and March, similar events are taking place across the country aspart of the Occupation Project.

This project is organized by Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and is co-sponsored by CODEPINK and Veterans for Peace,along with many other national organizations working for peace. Actions from Alaskato D.C. have already resulted in arrests as citizens sit down in the offices oftheir Senators and Representatives. The majority of American citizens support the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq.As our elected officials signal their intentions to continue this unjust andun-winnable war, civil disobedience becomes necessary to make the government bend tothe will of the people.