5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
SW Madison & SW 3rd, downtown Portland
This Wednesday, December 2nd, one day after the expected official announcement by President Obama that the US will send an additional 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan, local peace and social justice organizations will gather at the Federal Building in downtown Portland to protest the decision to escalate the war and occupation. The demonstration against sending additional US troops will begin at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 2nd, at the Federal Building at SW Madison and SW 3rd in downtown Portland, Oregon.
Backing the local call for protesting President Obama's decision are Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group, Portland Code Pink, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, Freedom Socialist Party, International Socialist Organization, Portland War Resisters League, the Military and Draft Counseling Project, Oregon Community of War Tax Resistance, Whitefeather Peace House, Living Earth, Peace Voice, Progressive Democrats of Oregon, Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights, Vancouver for Peace, Portland Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and others. To add your organization's name to the call to oppose troop escalations in Afghanistan, please call 503-344-5078 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please spread the word, and join us this Wednesday, December 2nd, at 5:00 PM, at the Federal Building at SW Madison & SW 3rd in downtown Portland.